Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday 2021
On 11th November 1918, WW1 formally ended with the armistice, but although the hope was that this would mark the end of this war that in turn would end all wars was not going to be the case. Conflict and war have stayed with us throughout the decades.
Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday give us the opportunity to reflect on the sacrifice of those who served our country. It allows us to take a moment to remember and honour the memory of those who served, those who are currently serving and those that have been lost in conflict and never came home.
The Ode which comes from the fourth stanza of the poem ‘For the Fallen’ by Laurence Binyon will be spoken at war memorials throughout the country.
They shall grow not 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.
Last year, we were not able to come together to mark Remembrance Sunday, however, this year, there is a planned National Service of Remembrance being held at The Cenotaph in London on Sunday.