LBC radio caller breaks down over people not observing Remembrance Day

Ellen Stewart
Sunday 08 November 2015 14:30
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A radio caller broke down live on air on Sunday during an emotional plea to those who did not honour Remembrance Day.

The caller, known simply as Lily from Poplar, said she was proud of the sacrifice others had made to keep her and her family safe while speaking to LBC's Stig Abell.

If you don't remember those people died for nothing.

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Leading politicians and members of the Royal family gathered on Sunday at the Cenotaph in central London to pay their respects to those who lost their lives in the two world wars and subsequent conflicts.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn laid a poppy wreath in his constituency of Islington in north London, reciting a poem by wartime poet Wilfred Owen.

It reads as follow:

Futility

Move him into the sun- Gently its touch awoke him once, At home, whispering of fields half-sown. Always it woke him, even in France, Until this morning and this snow. If anything might rouse him now The kind old sun will know.

Think how it wakes the seeds,- Woke, once, the clay of a cold star. Are limbs, so dear-achieved, are sides, Full-nerved - still warmed - too hard to stir? Was it for this the clay grew tall? O what made fatuous sunbeams toil To break earth's sleep at all?

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