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    I have seen nearly all the Rememberance Services from the Albert Hall. Is it me, or was that one absolutely the best ever put on? The telling of the Ghurka's heroism with a picture was profound. I thought he warranted a V.C. His courage and application saved him from death and damage to his colleages. The love and affection of the bereaved and their control had me almost losing mine.
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    Hi Alan , Yes it was fitting that that young man carried the book, what a great example of bravery. I would certainly want to have him on my side.CG


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    There's a story here Maggie, I and my brother plus all of our friends went to Sunday school all through our childhood we were confirmed joined i the church's activities until in our teens,I knew most of the hymns of by heart and still do today.
    I brought my children up the same way, but my grandchildren only joined in until they were in junior school, also school assembles were stopped because they might upset other religions, and the church gradually was watered down with weak clergy [imo] and bishops, religion and hymn singing went out of the window as did the saying of the' Lord's prayer', and the National Anthem. As I said that's my opinion. CG
    You are absolutely spot on CG. We were brought up the same way and I like you still know all the words and the tunes to hymns. I love to sing them at church every week and I also sing along to the radio on a Sunday evening Radio 2 I listen online. It was embarrassing yesterday when there there a few hundred military and their young families at Happy Valley and non of then sang along to the military brass band. We have far more joyful singing in our church each week with only a handful of congregation there was yesterday. It is a shame and I think it is sad as well.


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    I was in the US this year on 11/11, Veteran's Day, and I missed the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance programme on Saturday and have just been watching it.

    The Royal Marine Drummers, the evocative parades of the Chelsea Pensioners, War Widows , Bomber command memories, the Armed Services, Civilian Services etc etc, the music...
    I think the Americans, as a nation, openly and routinely honour their veterans with far more respect on the whole, but they couldn't have 'bettered' this festival.

    Magnificent

    It's been a Good Year to celebrate being British and what we stand for and who we are.


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    There's a story here Maggie, I and my brother plus all of our friends went to Sunday school all through our childhood we were confirmed joined i the church's activities until in our teens,I knew most of the hymns of by heart and still do today.
    I brought my children up the same way, but my grandchildren only joined in until they were in junior school, also school assembles were stopped because they might upset other religions, and the church gradually was watered down with weak clergy [imo] and bishops, religion and hymn singing went out of the window as did the saying of the' Lord's prayer', and the National Anthem. As I said that's my opinion. CG
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    You are absolutely spot on CG. We were brought up the same way and I like you still know all the words and the tunes to hymns. I love to sing them at church every week and I also sing along to the radio on a Sunday evening Radio 2 I listen online. It was embarrassing yesterday when there there a few hundred military and their young families at Happy Valley and non of then sang along to the military brass band. We have far more joyful singing in our church each week with only a handful of congregation there was yesterday. It is a shame and I think it is sad as well.
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    I was in the US this year on 11/11, Veteran's Day, and I missed the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance programme on Saturday and have just been watching it.

    The Royal Marine Drummers, the evocative parades of the Chelsea Pensioners, War Widows , Bomber command memories, the Armed Services, Civilian Services etc etc, the music...
    I think the Americans, as a nation, openly and routinely honour their veterans with far more respect on the whole, but they couldn't have 'bettered' this festival.

    Magnificent

    It's been a Good Year to celebrate being British and what we stand for and who we are.

    I totally agree with all the above posts, due to my upbringing as a child in a Children's home (100 Boys), in which we had our own Chapel attached as part of the buildings, so we went to church both Sunday Morning and Evening, and had a short service before bed each night. Never went to Sunday School, as on Sunday afternoons we were allowed out for a walk in our sunday best, in groups accompanied by a house master.

    Also went to the Local Church of England School.

    Now although I am in my early seventies, I can still remember all the words to the Hymns and often sing along to them when Songs Of Praise is on the TV, much to the annoyance of Lorraine, who likes to listen, even although she also knows all the Hymns.

    As for the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall, I also thought it was very moving this year, and its a service, I do not like to miss.




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    I totally agree with all the above posts, due to my upbringing as a child in a Children's home (100 Boys), in which we had our own Chapel attached as part of the buildings, so we went to church both Sunday Morning and Evening, and had a short service before bed each night. Never went to Sunday School, as on Sunday afternoons we were allowed out for a walk in our sunday best, in groups accompanied by a house master.

    Also went to the Local Church of England School.

    Now although I am in my early seventies, I can still remember all the words to the Hymns and often sing along to them when Songs Of Praise is on the TV, much to the annoyance of Lorraine, who likes to listen, even although she also knows all the Hymns.

    As for the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall, I also thought it was very moving this year, and its a service, I do not like to miss.


    Delboy, we went to Ypres this year, to visit the WW1 battle fields and in particular, to pay our respects to an uncle of my husband, who died aged 19 and is remembered on one of the Memorials. No one from the family had managed the trip so it was very special for us.

    We WILL remember them.


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    I totally agree with all the above posts, due to my upbringing as a child in a Children's home (100 Boys), in which we had our own Chapel attached as part of the buildings, so we went to church both Sunday Morning and Evening, and had a short service before bed each night. Never went to Sunday School, as on Sunday afternoons we were allowed out for a walk in our sunday best, in groups accompanied by a house master.

    Also went to the Local Church of England School.

    Now although I am in my early seventies, I can still remember all the words to the Hymns and often sing along to them when Songs Of Praise is on the TV, much to the annoyance of Lorraine, who likes to listen, even although she also knows all the Hymns.

    As for the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall, I also thought it was very moving this year, and its a service, I do not like to miss.




    What a nice post Dellboy, I too remember Sunday school and Sundays as a child listening to the radio whilst my mother sang along to the Hymns. I still have her hymn book and I still go to Church each week. I love singing Hymns and it is very important to me to be able to do this, I even go to the service on a cruise.
    Our rememberance service last weekend was rather unusual because our Priest was giving his last sermon as he is moving on to pastures new hopefully at St Albans in the Uk. He is a character from Canada a lovely man and he met the Pope here in Cyprus when the Pope visited the island a year or so ago. So this year our remembrance service was held in the evening and it was not the same as the 11-0am service But we Still Remembered them!


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    Not just the hymns!

    I can still participate in the whole communion service and evensong without a prayer book.


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    CG,
    I too attended a Remembrance Day Parade.
    I had the honour to be part of the Parade and March Past at the Cenotaph in Whitehall.
    It was an emotive and very moving experience and given good health I will be there again next year.
    Regards, BB
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    Did any member's tune in to watch the remembrance service last night? Very moving service, ad not many dry eyes in the house when very sad stories were shown on the screen. A very poignant moment when the young widow came down the stairs with her FIL leading other widows, the Chelsea pensioners still recalling WW11 as if it happened yesterday.
    The bands were as usual very stirring , although I didn't think much of [Cliff Richard's singing[.
    I was fascinated with the Ghurka's performance it was amazing, and the award given to the young Ghurka was so well deserved.I though it was a lovely tribute to the bravery of the services and the dignity shown by the families.

    I am off to attend a rememberance parade today to pay my respects any one else attending one.CG



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