Lest We Forget

Date: 11th Nov 2018 Author: Richard Smith

This year we mark the centenary of the end of W.W.1

On Remembrance Sunday 11 November 2018, people around the Commonwealth will be reflecting on the lives that were changed irrevocably, and those that were lost.

Some 65 million men were mobilised across Europe during World War 1. Nearly a third of them – some 21 million – were wounded. Another 8.5 million were killed and some 7.7 million were taken prisoners of war. All of them had family and friends whose lives were changed forever by the events of 1914-1918.

This year gives us the chance to remember, but also to pray and work for peace, looking forward with hope.

++ When you go home, tell them of us and say
For their tomorrow, we gave our today. ++

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls