Thursday, November 11, 2010
92nd Anniversary of the Armistice: Central Park Cenotaph
What I thought was really special was the involvement of local schools in marking the occasion. The Newham Catholic Deanary Schools had done themselves proud with a marvellous turnout of young people.
This was of course a Royal British Legion event led by a Priest. The Mayor, Sir Robin Wales, gave welcoming and closing comments. However, the ceremony itself was largely carried by our next generations who gave solemn but beautiful readings and who walked respectfully to the Cenotaph and laid down wreaths, then stepped backwards, stopped, and bowed towards it. Some of the younger ones didn't quite get all of the sequences 100% right but the seriousness they all took the occasion was inspiring.