It’s no secret that military families make the ultimate sacrifice. Whether it’s putting their lives on the line on the battlefield or being separated from loved ones for long periods of time, it’s never easy. Decca Records wanted to honor the sacrifices of Armed Forces families in 2013.
So they organized a talent search for Armed Forces families in the UK. The search was limited to children whose father or sibling served in the UK or overseas. As reported here in The Daily Mail, thousands of children applied for the search and applicants have been narrowed down to 60.
Of this number, 11 reached the final. Five impressive young girls formed the group known as The Poppy Girls. At the time, those five girls included Megan Adams, Florence Ransom, Bethany Davey, Charlotte Mellor, and Alice Milburn. The Poppy Girls performed a song written by American performer Regina Spektor. The song is called The Call (No Need To Say Goodbye). The hauntingly beautiful song was first performed at the Royal British Legion’s Festival of Remembrance. Among the special guests at this chic evening was Queen Elizabeth II.
The Festival of Remembrance commemorates the end of the First World War and is celebrated on the second Sunday of November. There are a variety of activities that mark the occasion, including musical performances, religious services, and the laying of wreaths and poppies.
Part of remembrance includes everyone stopping what they are doing at 11 a.m. and joining in a moment of silence to remember those lost in the war. As part of the special show, The Poppy Girls gave a great performance. However, just when audiences thought it couldn’t get any better, something incredibly magical happened when one of the Poppy Girls reunited with her military father, as you’ll see in the video below.
Now you can watch the touching performance and heartwarming reunion for yourself. It’s hard not to shed a tear watching this moving video. After watching the clip, be sure to spread the love to as many people as you know. And don’t forget to tell us what you think of this wonderful clip.