Today is the eleventh day of the eleventh month and in fact it’s also the eleventh year of the 21st century. Yet although the numbers 11.11.11 are special today is more so as it is Remembrance Day.
It was at this time on this day in 1918 that the First world war came to an official end. So many had perished in those four awful years as they served their country fighting for our freedom.
So to never forgot those brave men on the same day in 1919 the first two minutes silence was held. Two minutes for us to stand and to show our respect and to honour the fallen. To say we will never forget those who lost their lives, those who were injured and all those who were affected by the devastation of the war.
Ninety two years on from that first anniversary we stand in remembrance not only for those lost in WW1 or WW2 but for the sacrifices made by many still in the ongoing conflicts around the world.
Each day men and woman put their lives on the line in the pursuit of freedom and safety for us all.
So today I wear my poppy with pride and at 11am I will stand in silence praying for the safe return of our soldiers and in thanks to the ones that have gone before us.
If you would like to learn more about remembrance day please check out the Royal British Legion and maybe find it in your heart to support their worthy cause.
May God bring them all home safe.