Honouring our Heroes

This weekend we headed to London which unexpectedly turned in to a military-themed outing.

All of this week has been the Invictus Games. A truly wonderful event that not only changes the lives of wounded warriors, but it allows us all to support and honour those that have given their lives to fight for our country.

It was a bit last minute but we all headed down to watch the road cycling at the Olympic Park. This was a free event so we took our picnic and cameras to go and cheer them on. The whole event was so emotional and inspiring I will most definitely be buying tickets next time it's on.

The games really put in to perspective the attitude you can give to living life in the moment, what is of true value, and how you can overcome adversity even in the hardest times. It's truly humbling. I came across this painting in the Tate Modern - it really made me think about the reality and horrors of war, but also to remember how military force can be used for good and that we can change the lives of those that have given theirs for us.

We then wandered down to the Tower of London to see the poppies. 888,246 ceramic poppies have been made - 1 to represent each person who died in the first world war. You can find out more here. It's a really beautiful monument to remember those who fought for our freedom.

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