Sunday, 9 November 2014

Remembrance Sunday

Every year, on the evening before Remembrance Sunday, the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance is held in the Royal Albert Hall.  This video is from the 2009 Festival as broadcast by the BBC.


Meg said...

I can remember red paper poppies being worn when I was a child, but that custom is long gone in the US. Glad to see that it survives in Britain.

Brighton Pensioner said...

Meg, thanks for dropping by. Yes, we still wear poppies in remembrance and the Royal British Legion hopes to raise £40 million from the sale of them this year. The poppy petals dropped from above during the Festival of Remembrance (in the video) are supposed to be one for each British serviceman's life lost during the wars (I think).