How did our local area commemorate Remembrance Day 2018?
As a family business working and living within the area of the Sawtry and District Branch of the Royal British Legion we just wanted to highlight how the local area has shown its mark of respect in this centenary year of the end of the First World War.
One hundred years ago the First World War ended and a new world began. The example and experience of those who lived through it shaped the world we live in today. On 11 November 1918 at 11am the guns fell silent and on 11 November 2018 the nation will say Thank you to all who served, sacrificed and changed our world.
The pictures are from the villages of Holme, Glatton and Sawtry and we drive past at least one of these commemorations on a daily basis. They are a fitting reminder of those that lost their lives. In Holme village alone, 16 men lost their lives. We are able to live our lives today because of those who sacrificed them before.
At least two generations, if not three have passed since WWI and a hundred years is a long time but these tributes are a reminder to us of how far we have come. Of those of us who work at Prime Vehicle Sales, only one of us has a living grandparent. He is 97 years old and served as a pilot in WWII. How old are you? Do you know if any of your family have served? The Royal British Legion was founded in 1921, and is not just about those who fought in the two World Wars but also about those still fighting for the freedom we enjoy today.