Millions gather for Remembrance Day

By Kathleen Oliver

Yesterday, Remembrance Day proceedings were held in cities across Britain. Millions of people gathered to remember service men and women who have laid down their lives in past and present wars.

The Queen led proceedings yesterday
The Queen led proceedings yesterday

In London, the Queen led proceedings at the Cenotaph where political leaders also gathered to reflect on Britain’s war dead. A two minute silence was held at 11am. Other members of the Royal Family laid wreaths.

In Edinburgh, at the cities Stone of Remembrance First Minister Alex Salmond laid a wreath and later attended a ceremony at St Giles’ Cathedral.

Since last year’s Remembrance Day Britain has lost forty four soldiers. It is also significant that this year, it is the 90th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War One in 1918. The red poppies appear to be even more poignant this year.