As is customary here at Jammy Toast, the bears kept their two minutes silence this morning to remember members of the armed forces who have lost their lives over the years during conflict. As Big Ben struck eleven – for the first time since August because of repair work being undertaken – our bears joined the rest of the nation in remembering the fallen. Events were held around the country to mark the 99th anniversary of the end of World War One. The Queen was not present at the Cenotaph this years but she later joined members of the Royal Family at the Royal Festival of Remembrance in the Royal Albert Hall.
The bears held a two minute silence as Big Ben struck eleven o’clock to remember members of the British and Commonwealth’s armed forces who have died during conflicts. The bears joined the Queen and the whole country in remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to keep our country safe from tyranny. Remembrance Sunday is not just to remember soldiers from World Wars but also those in more modern conflicts. For soldiers out there it is probably a more personal day than it is for us back in the United States of Britain. Although most serving soldiers will be in their twenties, many will have already lost friends and comrades in Afghanistan, or even before that in Iraq, giving the silence a deeper significance.
As is usual here at Jammy Toast, the bears held their two minutes of silence at 11am this morning to remember members of the British and Commonwealth Armed Forces who have died in all conflicts since the First World War. The bears feel it is their duty to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to keep our country safe from tyranny. We feel that this year is even more important than it used to be because, with the deaths of Florence Green and Claude Choules over the last couple of years, there are now no people still alive who fought in the First World War – but the bears will never forget!