This is the Sunday that is celebrated in the UK as Remembrance Sunday, while in the US, we celebrate on 11/11 as Veteran's Day. For the few weeks before Remembrance Sunday in the UK, you see everyone wearing red poppy badges. They're sold for £1 in tube stations, outside of shops and on the streets to raise money for old soldiers and sailors. All of the TV presenters wear them and you see them on people as diverse as punks and posh poseurs. It's a small way to remember those who've given so much.
I had some family business at the National Army Museum, so as a sign of respect, I purchased a poppy and stuck it in my coat lapel. I've been wearing it since and although it attracts glances here, it's very commonplace in the UK.
These are some photos from this morning's ceremony at the Cenotaph in London, courtesy of the Guardian.Please remember.