We Will Remember Them
Church News | Sunday, 8 November 2015 |
“At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.”
These are amongst the most emotive words in the English language and when we hear them as the Last Post is sounded they bring a lump to the throat of most of us.
The sacrifice made by millions of brave men and women who gave their lives for this country must never be forgotten. It is a debt that can never be repaid but must always be honoured.
Unemployment, energy bills, pensions and the state of the NHS - our present-day woes often seem overbearing but what would the fallen have given to live through such petty worries? Millions have died so that we can enjoy our freedom and we owe it to them to make the most of what we have, and not to moan about what we have not.
How can any of our woes compare to losing a husband, a father or a son? How can we feel hard done by when young soldiers are still coming to terms with lost limbs and sight?
On Remembrance Sunday we wear our poppies with pride and give thanks to those to whom we owe so much. Those who have given their all to make our lives what they are, who died in the cause of freedom.
We will remember them, it is our solemn duty.
The Vicar’s Dad.