11 November 2009

The Importance of the 11th

At 11 am, on the 11th day of the 11th month, the cannon at Fort Regent in St Helier fired over the town, marking the hour, and silence fell as we remembered those who lost their lives defending freedom.

One wreath on the cenotaph bore a label on which was written ‘for the one today’, in honour of the young man whose name had not been announced at the time of the laying of the wreaths the previous Sunday.

Today, as we enjoy the simple things which those fighting in the trenches during the Great War longed for, it is vital that we never forget the cost of our freedom. Nor should we cease to honour those young men & women coming home through RAF Lyneham after laying down their lives for others. Let us also remember those who have come back injured in body or mind. They may not have lost their lives, but they have each sacrificed much in the carrying out of their duties in our armed forces.

We will remember them...

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