I've been thinking about how the people who died from covid could be remembered and was reminded of the events for Remembrance Day - like the poppies that were placed around the Tower of London, or the little manikins.
On Inauguration Day the Americans placed 191,500 flags on the National Mall leading up to the Lincoln Memorial to represent the people who couldn't be there. It was an impressive sight at night when they were all lit up.
I've thought for a long time that the numbers of deaths don't really impact upon all the population without some visual reminder.
When I was young I say the film Oh What a Lovely War and the image that stuck in my mind was the cricket score board on which they "scored" the numbers of dead and the ground taken at the Battle of the Somme. To me it was as shocking as seeing all the white crosses in the battlefields in France.
I'm not entirely sure how this could be done and where, particularly given the feelings at the moment about the breakup of the Union. Perhaps in the capital city of each of the 4 countries of the Union? I think that the Royal British Legion would make a very good job of organising such a celebration.
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