For us the weekend of 7 en 8 november 2015 stood in the sign of Remembrance Sunday.

We watched the BBC to Festival of Remembrance from the Royal Albert Hall in London on Saterday. On Sunday we watched the broadcast from London where the commemoration of the war dead since World War I in Britain and the Commonwealth took place at the Cenotaph. Whitehall is the name of a street in London which runs from Trafalgar Square to the Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey. The term is also used to indicate the center of government of the United Kingdom. Middle of the road stands the Cenotaph, the British war memorial, where the annual Remembrance Day (Remembrance Day) takes place on the Sunday which is the closest to November 11 (the day of the ceasefire in the First World War).

The wreaths consist traditionally of Poppies (poppies) of plastic. Since 1922, the poppy is the symbol of the veterans organization, the Royal British Legion. From that year sells this organization - after the so-called poppy appeal - plastic poppies that are worn on the clothing, in memory of the fallen. With the proceeds from the sale of war victims or their survivors are supported.

In the weeks leading up to Remembrance Day the British wear a poppy, like these two presenters of the BBC.

De vele kransen met poppies bij de Cenotaph

We watched the impressive memorial service at the Cenotaph on Whitehall

Young people also took part in the commemorations, so that it is transferred to future generations.

At the commemoration were also King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima present to thank England for the liberation of the Netherlands. Here is Maxima next to the wife of Prince William, Kate Middleton.

King Willem Alexander lays a wreath at the cenotaph.

The 89-year-old Queen Elizabeth lays a wreath at the cenotaph.
The Cenotaph, a war memorial in Whitehall in London.

Poppy kruisjes

Remembrance Sunday in Londen

Last year was the 100th anniversary of the First World War began. Therefore there was an impressive monument around the Tower of London. Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red Poppies 888 246 consisted of ceramic artist Paul Cummins. Along with "stage designer" Tom Cummins Piper had made an installation of these flowers. From a distance it looked as if there flowed a wave of blood from the Tower. This wave flowed in all directions around the medieval complex. Each flower was a British national who had died in the service of the country during the First World War.