Prince Harry and The Duke of Edinburgh Visit The Field of Remembrance

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November is a poignant month in Great Britain and around the Commonwealth,  in which the royal family leads services of remembrance for fallen soldiers as far back as World War I.

You’ll notice that the royals and public figures don a “remembrance poppy,” used to commemorate those who have fallen (its origins inspired by the war poem, “In Flanders Fields.”)

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This morning, the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Harry (both war veterans), visited the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in London. Today marks Harry’s third annual visit. 

There, grandfather and grandson met with veterans and military personnel, and planted crosses to remember the unknown soldiers from each World War, according to the British Monarchy’s tweets.

Last Sunday, Prince Harry welcomed the six wounded vets who completed a 1,000-mile charity walk organized by Walking With The Wounded.  One of the participants, wounded marine veteran Kirstie Ennis handed Harry a dog tag.

Ennis had placed several dog tags around Britain during the trek in memory of those killed in action.  The last dog tag was meant to be placed at Buckingham Palace, where Harry met Ennis and the five others.  Ennis, though, had other plans.

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“I can’t, I can’t accept this,” a touched Harry said.

“Please, you know what this means to me, ” Ennis told him.  “I want you to.”

The royal family will take partake in Remembrance Sunday this coming weekend, a poignant event led by the Queen.

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