The Hunnaball Family Funeral Group stand with the Royal British Legion and every man, woman, and child in the UK as we remember those who have given their life for our freedom. But we also hope and pray for peace across the world, and most especially for those who are powerless to help themselves.

Remembrance in 2023

Perhaps Remembrance Day takes on extra significance in 2023, with the world in the state it’s in. There are places all over the planet, including Ukraine and Gaza, where peace is something that people can only pray and hope for. We remember them.

But it’s always been that way. According to University College London, since Armistice day in 1918, there has never been a year of peace in the World. A year when conflict hasn’t taken place somewhere in the world. It’s a melancholy thought.

Remembrance Day in the UK is time to remember the service and sacrifice of the armed forces, especially those of Britain and the Commonwealth. But we also remember those who are living with the effect of war and conflict now. Wherever they might be in the world. It is always the innocents who bear the greatest effects of conflict. From the youngest child to the oldest person, there are many people who simply do not know peace in their daily lives.

So we remember them and hope and pray for their comfort and peace. As we decorate the windows of every branch, we remember those who fell and those who fall still. As we lay poppies in local ceremonies, we remember the people we know and those we will never know.

Focus on Peace

Perhaps this year, for Remembrance, we can focus on peace rather than war. Perhaps we should hope that there might be a day when there is no conflict in our world.

“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.”