Soldier Buys Eight Pints For Fallen Comrades In Remembrance Day Tribute

Sunday marked the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. It was a day of solemnity, gratitude and reflection for millions across the globe.

In the UK, countless touching Remembrance Day tributes were made as the nation fell silent for two minutes' silence. But one tribute in particular seems to have brought home the suffering and sacrifice of military servicemen and women.

A picture, which has been widely shared online, shows eight pints of lager laid out on a table with a photo of a soldier underneath each pint and a poppy attached to each glass.

A soldier is said to have bought the pints in a pub on Armistice Day in remembrance of eight of their comrades who died in combat in Afghanistan.

It is not known where and when the picture was originally taken, but it has since been shared thousands of times on social media.

Evidently, the poignant act served as a striking reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made by millions of military service people, as well as the daily suffering endured by those who have lost family and friends in conflict.

One person said: "Probably the most powerful image I've seen all week. Something we can all relate to as well in some way. We can't all imagine life in the forces and the true horror of war. BUT losing 8 very special people to anything, sometimes needlessly, is heart breaking. Lovely gesture"

Another said: "Moving, very moving indeed & we have so much admiration for this soldier & his comrades. I cannot help but hear the song 'empty chairs & empty tables' from Les Miserables..."

Another said: "That got me! Proper respect and friendship that is. Class act that man."

Some of the replies to the picture were very touching in themselves, as people took the opportunity to pay their own tributes.

One person said: "What I'd give just to have a beer with my mate buried 22yrs ago whilst serving in Cyprus miss him everyday. RIP Burty boy x."

Millions paid tribute to fallen military servicemen and women on Remembrance Sunday. Credit: PA
Millions paid tribute to fallen military servicemen and women on Remembrance Sunday. Credit: PA

The First World War was one of the deadliest conflicts in human history, with around 17 million people losing their lives. Of these, more than 700,000 were British soldiers.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@StCrad

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University before going to live in Australia and New Zealand for a few years, where he wrote a travel blog. He has previously written for the Eastern Daily Press, Giggle Beats, CALM and Front Magazine. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.

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