Dr Alan Billings - Blog
November is a month for remembering.
Across the world, Christian communities remember All Saints and All Souls – the faithful dead.
In this country, many of us will at some point find ourselves saying the words, 'Remember, remember, the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot' – calling to mind Guy Fawkes and his, fortunately, failed attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament and impose some absolute monarch on us.
And the whole nation comes together to remember those who died in world wars and other conflicts, using red poppies as an instantly recognisable and symbolic reminder.
Recently I was talking to some police officers about having a permanent memorial to those officers who gave their lives in service.
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