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Monday, November 12, 2007

Rememberance Day

Shot with Olympus E510
Today was the day that we remember those that gave their lives to protect us. The ceremony takes place at the Cenotaph, but I'd like to shift the focus a few yards up Whitehall to this memorial to the women of World War II, from servicewomen to factory workers, whose efforts often go unmentioned.

Interestingly, Betty Boothroyd (Baroness) contributed £600,000 to the fund for this monument, through her appearance on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?". Interesting because today I am launching an attempt to raise £10,000 in one year for a breast cancer charity. You'll hear more about it in the weeks and months to come, alongside the regular London picture.

You can read more here, and find out about the ways you can help,including some that cost you no money.

posted by Ham at 00:42 -- Comments here: 3

Comments on "Rememberance Day"

 

Blogger Michael said ... (05:48) : 

Good luck with the excellent campaign Ham! I'll check back in when I have a free moment, but will spread the word in the meantime.

 

Blogger Zannnie said ... (16:09) : 

Hi Ham, please see our site (budapest dp) http://www.budapestdailyphoto.com as we have added and highlighted your link to support this initiative by you in our small way. I also wish your wife will get well soon...

 

Blogger Ham said ... (23:32) : 

Thanks Michael, Zannie, I appreciate the support.

 

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