I have read a lot of discussions online debating whether Remembrance Day is an appropriate day for taking photographs.
I attend the local service in Aberystwyth, parade & wreath laying each year and i personally donít have any issues with taking photographs at this very moving & special time.
Many others people on the day were also taking photographs.
This frail chap who seemed to be very bad on his legs, yet he still managed to climb the steps to get up the hill to the cenotaph, he had just laid his wreath and saluted the cenotaph before he moved on to let the next person lay theirs.
He caught my eye early on as he seemed to be there alone in the crowds of military & ex service men and general public watching this well supported event in town.
It was freezing bitterly cold on the day and i blamed the tear in my eye down the to icy winds, but i did seem to be overcome with emotion as the old boys stood there in silence, possibly with horrific memories of by gone days & events of which i could never even start to imagine. A very solem moment in time indeed.
Over the next few days i will be uploading a few of my favourites from the day.
Thanks for looking
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