- Remembrance hits home.
Photographs and report by Patrick Trollope.
THIS week Merseyside held the normal Two Minute Silence on the 11 of November and also on Remeberance Sunday. The act began in 1919 following the Armistice at 11am on the 11 November 1918 at the end of the First World War to remember and reflect on human price and value of freedom. This simple act now demonstrates the nation’s concern about the cost of war and shows that it should not be forgotten. This year in Southport the simple words "They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them nor the years condem. At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them. When you go home tell them of us, and say for your tomorrow we gave our today." had far more impact on the younger generation than normal, as
unveiled a new name on the war memorial, the name of
Major Matthew Titchener. He died in Iraq in December 2003, aged 32. At the time leaving a two-year-old son called Matheson and his wife is expecting their second child. As The Royal British Legion says:- "If we are to maintain our peace and freedom, we must always remember.” Photographs
taken on Sunday of Southport and Formby services and parades
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