02 Nov Remembrance Day: Encouraging to learn from the past and strive for peace
Remembrance Day holds great significance as a day to honor and remember the sacrifices of military personnel, reflect on history, foster unity, educate future generations, and promote global remembrance.
It is a solemn occasion that allows us to express gratitude and ensure that the sacrifices made are never forgotten.
By observing Remembrance Day, we recognize the impact of historical conflicts and their lasting consequences.
It encourages us to learn from the past, strive for peace, and work towards preventing future conflicts.
The date and time of November 11 holds significant value due to historical events and symbolism. The armistice that ended the First World War was signed at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918.
This specific moment marked a significant turning point in history, as it brought an end to one of the deadliest conflicts in human history. The date and time have since been chosen to commemorate the sacrifices made by veterans and to promote peace.
The repetition of the number 11 in the date and time adds a sense of symmetry and solemnity to the occasion, making it even more memorable.
As in past years, our branch is holding our service this year at the Cenotaph on the square commencing at 11 a.m.
Legion members wanting to march in the procession will meet at the local branch and start their march to the Cenotaph at 10:45 a.m. for the 11 a.m. Remembrance Day gathering.