Thursday, 23 October 2014

The Watch

Profoundly moved (especially in the wake of yesterday's events in Canada) by the Royal British Legion's sunrise to sunset vigil at the Cenotaph today.

See Twitter hashtag #TheWatch for a timeline of the people standing watch, one at each corner, inspired by the images of the repatriation of the Unknown Warrior in 1920 where Guards of the Watch kept a vigil by the coffin as a mark of respect. Watchers include members of the public, past and present members of the Armed Forces and people who've received help from the Legion.


  1. Its a great thing to show pride in your country and armed forces this way.

  2. Glad to see this happening. Canada is getting back to normal, but we will be seeing our cenotaphs and war memorials in a new way, to be sure, which may be the best thing to emerge from this sadness.


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