Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Armistice Day: November 11, 2015
I forget my first view of Molly, going down the Strand the night of the Cenotaph; such a lurid scene, like one in Hell. Soundless street, no traffic; but people marching. Clear, cold, and windless. A bright light in the Strand; women crying Remember the Glorious Dead, & holding out chrysanthemums. Always the sound of feet on the pavement. Faces bright & lurid.
On November 11, 1920, King George unveiled the Cenotaph in Whitehall; the Unknown Soldier was also buried in Westminster Abbey.