Skip to comments.Determined spirit of Henry Allingham, Great War veteran, stirs crowd at Cenotaph
Posted on 11/11/2008 8:25:10 AM PST by Oyarsa
It is the spontaneous gestures that tell the story behind the ceremony, the moments of real emotion that cut through it all to lay bare the thoughts on peoples minds.
Today, as Henry Allingham struggled in vain against the infirmities of old age as he attempted to rise to his feet, it told a powerful story of remembrance and loss.
Almost everyone knows the name of Henry Allingham now - and Harry Patch and Bill Stone, Britains surviving veterans from the First World War. The last living reminders of a generation that sustained such terrible losses, they are the symbols of a suffering that modern generations find hard to understand.
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Thank you for posting his picture. How do you do that? Does the IMG tag work here?
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Place the < sign immediately before img and > immediately after the second quotation mark.