Sunday, November 11, 2007

Remembrance Day

Even though it shares the date with our Veterans Day, it's more like our Memorial Day. At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, 2 minutes of silence are observed in memory of those who lost their lives while serving in the Armed Forces. Most of the special services take place on Remembrance Sunday, which is the one closest to the 11th, so this year they are one and the same. Almost all of the people in church this morning were wearing the small paper poppies that had been available from The Royal British Legion all month. (See Flower arrangements only appear on special occasions, and today there were real poppies up front. The hymns, prayers, and sermon all had a common theme: Remember the past with sadness, but look to the future with hope because of the power of God. It was definitely an emotional morning.

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