The Armed Forces hold a special place with me and my family. My mum’s family were part of the military and my mum was a barrister for the Armed Forces. Remembrance Sunday is always a time for quiet refection for those of us who have or have not been directly effected by war, and really we all have been. If it wasn’t for the brave men and women who put their lives forward into conflict, we wouldn’t have the freedoms we have now. And for this, we must be forever grateful and also learn form the past. This year marks 100 years since the start of World War 1…100 years is really not too long ago and look how the world has changed so dramatically with technology, rights and reforms but in many ways things haven’t changed as still today, brave men and women put their lives forward for what they believe will result in a fairer more just world for those who can’t defend themselves. Whatever you think, you can’t take away the bravery of those who do step forward, and for those who lost their lives in conflict – take some time to have silent reflection.
I’m lucky enough to live in London, so I managed to make my way to see the poppies at the Tower of London. They really are beautiful, and put into perspective how many died at war in the first world war. I hope you enjoy these photo’s.