Last night, the YFG went to a party but the EF girls and I watched the British Legion's annual Festival Of Remembrance from the Royal Albert Hall.
The violinist marvelled at the wonderful military music, of which we are very proud, and they were both impressed by my recognition of all the members of the royal family who were sitting in the box with the Queen. Neither of their countries has the same scale of royalty that we do - the Danish royal family is much smaller and more informal, and the Austrians now have a President.
(image from dailymail.co.uk)
(image from bbc.co.uk)
This morning I am off to the chapel to lead the Remembrance Day worship there. I have a reflective service to offer, with a lot of prayer.
Neither of the girls were aware of how seriously we take Remembrance in this country and have both been a little overwhelmed at all the services, programmes on the telly, and events going on that they have seen. Their countries seem to hardly mark it at all. What a shame, but I am pleased that here, we continue to honour the past whilst we work towards a more peaceful future.