I never really understood Remembrance Sunday as a child, I knew what it was about and why we had it, but I didn't get it on an emotional level. It was always kind of odd for me because my parents got married on Remembrance Day (the Eleventh of the Eleventh at Eleven O'clock to be exact) and so I always thought of it as being a happy day and so couldn't understand the deeper meaning.
It was last year when we watched the parade going to the Church that I really got it.
I stood at the side of the road with my family and cried for all those who had gone before me, for all those who had gone to war for me, for all those who couldn't today stand with family and I was thankful to them and I said a prayer for us all that one day we will all know peace.
The song that came to mind was one I learnt at Primary School, "Last Night I had the Strangest Dream", here sung by Steve Cottrell.
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