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16 November 2007


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Partners in peacebuilding
My husband Peter's nephew is the mayor of a coastal town and asked Peter to be his chaplain
  • 'I want you at the Remembrance Day service,' he said
  • So we twisted white poppies together with a huge red poppy, and took a short sermon on our responsibility towards the UN
  • Rain was forecast; we expected just a handful of people

  • But the sun blazed on 200 representatives of all the services, with the Sea Scouts and St John's Ambulance, a big young cadet force band and the Salvation Army band too, the full Town Council, eight big flags, and five or six hundred locals
  • Everyone sang 'The Lord's my Shepherd', 'Eternal Father' and 'I Vow to Thee, my Country'; in two minutes total silence and stillness, we remembered the sacrifices made yesterday and today
  • No glorification of war, just memories

  • Beth Allen & Trish Carn

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