Today I did something I for some reason have never done before: Went to the Cenotaph in Central to watch the Remembrance Day ceremony.
It was beautiful, solemn and dignified, and lots of people had turned out; everyone from former soldiers
to those just starting out.
When the solemn music started up with trumpets and bagpipe solos, I was glad I was wearing sunglasses. The tears were streaming down my face as I thought of those who had sacrificed their lives.
Some guys from ‘We are not Chinese, we are Hong Kong People’-movement turned up with their blue flags which act as red flags to a certain bull.
They were very nice and let me have a go:
Then they even broke into God Save The Queen! Excellent.
We have so much to be thankful for and so many to be thankful to; all the heroes who just got on with it and did what they had to do.
Here is a film about one of the people I admire most in this world, my uncle Egil who survived the war against all odds. I’m going to the Cenotaph again next year.