Heartbreaking reason soldier bought eight pints in bar on Remembrance Sunday

This heartbreaking picture taken after a soldier bought eight pints of lager in a pub for Armistice Day has touched the hearts of social media.

The soldier is said to have purchased the lager at a bar for his comrades who died in combat in Afghanistan.

He put each of the pints beside photos of his friends at a table and a poppy on each glass.

Now that touching snap has been shared thousands of times online.

One Twitter user wrote: "How incredibly moving is that, god bless them all."

It is unclear where and when the picture was taken but many Facebook users have also paid tribute to the soldier and his comrades.

"So heartwarming to see such a fantastic gesture of humanity over a mere few pints. Pictures can say a thousand words," one Facebook user posted.

Another wrote: "The word Hero is thrown about a lot these days, IMO the fallen from all conflicts, the emergency services and Heroes who put their own lives on the line to save others. They are heroes too me."

The Queen laid poppy wreaths at the Cenotaph in London on Sunday, 100 years to the day after the First World War ended.

Millions across the country marked the day at poignant services and memorials.

Other members of the Royal Family were present at the Cenotaph, including Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton.

Meghan, Prince Harry and The Queen later attended Westminster Abbey as part of the commemorations.

There were also notable ceremonies at the Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh, the Welsh National War Memorial in Cardiff and at the Northern Ireland War Memorial and Cenotaph in Belfast.

More than 10,000 visited the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire on Sunday.

The Great War claimed the lives of five million soldiers from 30 countries, including at least 750,000 Brits.

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