And the Sun Shone.
Church News | Wednesday, 11 November 2015 |
Yes, the sun shone brightly on a mild autumn morning as we celebrated our annual Armistice Day Service at the Broomfield War Memorial on Church Green. It is always a wonderful opportunity for those of us who actually remember and to contemplate the horrors of war. For those who served in one of the armed forces, for those who were too young to serve but remember it well and for those who, thanks to the brave men and women who fought and died, enabled the young to live in peace. There was quite a large gathering around the War Memorial as Reverend Carolyn welcomed everyone before starting the short but meaningful service of remembrance. The two minutes silence was observed and the standards were lowered. It was wonderful to see a class of children there from St Pius X Primary School, they were so well behaved and respectful and it was very moving to see two of the children lay a wreathe of bright red poppies in memory of a time, thank God, they know so little about. The service ended with reveille and the raising of the standards, and we joined the children to sing that wonderful hymn ‘Abide with me’.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them – We will remember them.
When you go home, tell them of us and say, ‘for your tomorrow we gave our today’