I took S to her first ever Armistice Day parade this morning. To be fair, she slept through most of it – but she was still there.
Members of the City Council
Veterans during the wreath laying
Veterans on the parade to the church
Various regiments on the parade to the church
The Band arriving at the church
This is a city with a large army presence, a lot of troops are stationed around here, and until recently Land Command was based here. This and the good weather meant there was a fairly large crowd for the outdoor ceremony, which was nice. The Gurkhas joined the parade too, which I’ve not seen before.
We didn’t go to the church service afterwards; I figured after 90 minutes standing outside in the cold, I was pushing my luck for either of us to last through a church service.
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I remember doing the Wilton parades when I was a kid. Have literally just realised that when we got to the church and had to stand about for ages before going in, that was when they were laying the wreaths!