An act of Remembrance 

Remembrance

We will remember them.

They shall not grow old, as we that 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.

 An extract from Lawrence Binyons famous For the Fallen! 

This weekend across the UK there will be parades including the cenotaph and the Royal Albert Hall, act if remembrance service,.it is also fitting that the 11th of November is a Saturday, Armistice day, the 11th hour of 11th day of the 11th month the guns fell silent.

Closing the Great war and the bloodiest campaign of European history. 

We all know that there are campaigns going on across the world in Afghanistan for e.g.  and I wouif remind you that every British soldier, Airman,  Naval rating and royal marine is a volunteer we have no conscription.

Watching last night’s football I could not escape the power of the act if remembrance before kick off,  British Forces stood side by side with their German equivalent.

Those who were once enemies United in remembrance.

I also cannot leave out those embers of the police and fire service and others who have fallen in service of our country.

I will point out to those pacifists who do not want to Celebrate war as I heard one person say, that we are not celebrating , we are remembering I wonder what the world what look like if Hitler had won the war, would we even.be allowed the choice?

While we  sit at home having our coffee and breakfast, what are out forces doing, they’re following orders their choice is whether to pull the trigger or be killed themself, when they return home,.if they return home, they have to see the Stop the war campaign but I think they’d rather see help the heroes banners or a sea of poppies knowing they will get help if they need it.

The royal British legion 

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