Soldier Buys Eight Pints For Dead Comrades For Remembrance Day

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A soldier bought eight pints for each of his dead comrades for Remembrance Sunday. 

2018’s Armistice Day, which took place last Sunday, November 11, marked 100 years since the end of the end of the first World War.

Though we only tend to wear poppies around the anniversary of WWI, they are used to honour all soldiers who have given their lives in battle, not just those who fought in the First World War.

Many people proudly displayed various poppies over the weekend, and one moving photo showed a heartfelt tribute to eight fallen soldiers.

The image was posted to Facebook, though after being massively spread across social media it’s unclear who shared it originally.

The scene is said to have been put together by a soldier who lost his comrades during the war in Afghanistan. It shows eight full pints placed on a table, each accompanied by a photograph of a person and a Remembrance Day poppy.

One person shared the image on Twitter, writing:

A soldier walks into a bar and buys 8 pints for his dead comrades in Afghanistan, drinks his pint and leaves the bar leaving photos of each mate at their glass, how incredibly moving is that, god bless them all. Taken from Facebook.

The display would have allowed other people in the pub to put faces to some of the people who fought and lost their lives to war; a lovely way to honour their sacrifices.

The image has been shared over 11,000 times, though it has been said it deserves still further recognition:

This is so moving, needs more RT’s. This shows how much suffering a soldier lives with.

Another person touched by the photo wrote:

That got me! Proper respect and friendship that is. Class act that man.

Other people shared unique Remembrance Day tributes across the internet; a group of firefighters at Pewsey Fire Station created their own poppy from water hoses, which they stood by proudly while giving salutes.

Lest we forget..

Posted by Pewsey Fire Station on Sunday, 11 November 2018

Across the UK on Sunday, November 11, thousands of people placed Remembrance wreaths on war memorials and cenotaphs and observed a two minute silence at 11am.

The scenes are truly moving.

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Emily Brown

Emily Brown

Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.