On Remembrance Sunday I take a guided walk around the military related graves of the Cemetery, in order to commemorate those local people who gave their lives in the service of their country. A lot of the older graves don’t get visited much, after all the start of the Great War was almost 100 years ago now, but we do still get people visiting the Second World War graves and this afternoon some of the people on the walk remembered the dead or knew their families.
It was a wonderfully mild and sunny and we had a very peaceful walk round the plots. There was still summer bedding in bloom on some of the graves and the warmth brought out the scent, and a plethora of ladybirds. There seems to be loads of berries on the hollies this year, which makes you wonder if the weather lore about it being a sign of a cold winter is true. I think you can probably say it’s more a sign of having had a mild, dry spring!
I have been going about humming Damh’s the Green Fields of France for the past week, but there is another anti war song which I think is brilliant and the version I like is Shane McGowen’s.