Remembrance Day

On the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the guns fell silent and what people thought of as ‘The war to end all wars’ finished. If only that had been true. Wars have continued and history tells us that after barely a generation the world was at war again.

Even today, there are wars and conflicts taking place all over the world. No matter what the politicians and media might call them, military actions are causing suffering and death without discrimination as to which side is right or wrong.

Of course, we remember the young men and women who lay down their lives in defence of their homes and ideals, whether 100 years ago or today – those who have helped to defend our freedoms, our rights, and our way of life. But we also remember those who have been caught in the middle; the men, women, and children who simply live in the wrong place, who lose their homes or, in the worst cases, even their lives.

We will remember

On Remembrance Day, we remember the dead, the suffering, the grieving, and the true human cost of war. We give thanks for the service and devotion of those who have served and defended us. We stand together, in silence, and remember.

“They shall grow not old
as we who are left grow old;
age shall not weary them,
nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun
and in the morning,
we will remember them.”