Thought for the Week

We will remember them.

In recent years interest in observing Remembrance seems to have grown.

Both on November 11 and, for the church, the Sunday nearest that date, more and more people take part in various acts of Remembrance and the wearing of poppies has become almost universal.

This is a good thing. When we wear our poppies, attend the silence or go to church, we do so not to glorify war but to give thanks for those who have given so much, even sacrificing their lives, for peace.

We remember those who fought and who still fight on the front lines of conflicts, we remember families who have lost loved ones and who are anxious for their loved ones today, we remember those who in conflicts past and present supported and support the work of our armed forces. We remember those who have died in warfare and conflict.

We will remember them.