Sunday morning I attended the Remembrance Day Parade with the
7th Littlehampton Air Scout Group where I am Group Scout Leader.
Since becoming a leader around 30 years ago it has been a permanent event in my diary, and although the faces of the Beavers , Cubs, Scouts change the turnout remains high.
All Sections are aware of the Armistice Day is on 11 November and why it is also known as Remembrance Day. It marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918.
The first two-minute silence in Britain was held on 11 November 1919, when King George V asked the public to observe a silence at 11am.
He made the request so “the thoughts of everyone may be concentrated on reverent remembrance of the glorious dead”.
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.“
Thank you to all the public that lined the streets for the Parade, plus special thanks to all the members of the 7th I am very proud of you all.