Jacob and Abi took part in a remembrance tradition. As part of the scouting organisation we were invited to lay flags at the American Cemetery just outside the town of Margraten in the Netherlands. It is a large memorial to American soldiers who lost their lives in the area during World War 2. There are just over 8000 graves there. At each cross an American flag is placed as well as a Dutch one, so over 16,000 flags need to be planted. As well as the white stone cross graves there is also a remembrance pool, column and wall of names. It was a great thing to do and really made us all think about the past and what's going on today in the world. My 2 were brilliant and I am pleased we all took part.