Sunday, 13 November 2011

Remembrance Sunday

Briefly: very touching Remembrance event (though the minister did go on about how we must remember the fallen, he was quite literally preaching to the converted on that one as we were all there so that's exactly what we were doing) and very proud of the Rainbows, Brownies (including 14 of mine), Guides and Senior Section that turned out.

My son was a mile or two away, marching with his Cubs and looked very grown up when I dashed across to collect him and saw him march back. Daughter had come with me although as her Guides are within the same district as son's Cubs, her Guides were also marching and she's decided next year she will go there instead of with me.

"They shall grow not* old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."

*It is grow not old, not as is commonly said, not grow old. In fact, I noticed the chap that read it out at this morning's event said it the wrong way, but as he was an ex-serviceman who had truly grown old without his comrades in arms, he can certainly be forgiven.


Flat Brownie said...

Great that you had such a good turnout! Even though we meet in a church, the guiding groups aren't often invited to any services. It's something that I miss (as a leader who attended services as a Guide and Brownie). We have been discussing ways of getting more involved though. We have a good relationship with the church committee, it's just not been done in the past for some reason.

PS, our blog address has changed to :)

Kelloggsville said...

It was my 25th Year as a leader parading this year. The girls were out in force, many more than the scouts. It always make sme so proud to be part of it.

Anonymous said...

Husband, Sons and Daughter parading today. The Brownies and Rainbows (nor Beavers) do not take part due to lack of space in church and so youngest and I walked along side and attended the wreath laying. Great turn out of Scouts, Explorers, Guides, Cubs and Leaders of all sections(even the ones whose YP do not attend.

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