Monday, November 9, 2009

Remembrance Day

Today was Remembrance Day here....which is like our Vetrans day. Everyone wears a red poppy on their lapell and there was a big ceremony at the Cenetaph right down by Westminster Abbey. There was of course a huge crowd so we couldn't see anything...but regardless the queen and the whole royal family are all over there somwhere.

When the ceremony was over I did see the queen wave out the back window of her car and caught her entourage driving away.

Then I snagged a good seat for the parade. Hannah and Renee and I all met up there. We didn't really know what to expect. We soon found out that it was a whole lot of military people marching.

They did have a couple bands playing...all with these very british hats on.

I wish I would have known what all the different groups were, but as far as I can tell this is the fighting scooter gang.

The red coats.

The white guys dressed up as Arabs.

The Scottish troops...they must have been freezing!

The Phillipino troops.

The backdrop for the parade was pretty incredible as well. Right there with the Westminster Abbey and Big Ben.

1 comment:

Cassie said...

fighting scooter troops. okay, lol. that's funny. miss you!