“The wars that gave birth to Remembrance Day were fought a long time ago. They were fought decades and generations ago. “
“Emotions pushed just so far back/ for fear his friends should see him crack;”
“Never such innocence,/Never before or since,”
It’s believed 578 Orcadians died serving in the Great War
Merchant Navy Day, 3rd of September 2018, was marked in Orkney with a wreath laying ceremony at the Kirkwall War Memorial on the Kirk Green.
It remains the world’s worst offshore oil disaster in lives lost.
Everyone who reads this will have had their lives shaped by European War,
St. Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall lit up in red tonight in Remembrance.
Fantastic image captured by Bernie Bell