They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
From Laurence Binyon’s poem For the Fallen, written in September 1914
Remembrance Sunday, the second Sunday in November, is the day traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today. On this day people across the nation pause to reflect on the sacrifices made by our brave Service men and women.
Remembrance means different things to different people. It can be individual or collective, public or private, part of a formal commemorative event or something much less formal. This includes injured Service men and women and their families, those with invisible injuries but whose lives, and those of their families, are still affected.
It also includes those who survived and returned from a tour of duty last week and those that left active service 70 years ago…and their families.
The real meaning of Remembrance is more than just pinning on a poppy. It strikes a greater chord, especially with those who’ve been touched by war and their families.
Join the Royal British Legion in Stonehaven on Sunday 9th November to remember those who sacrificed so much. A service of remembrance will be held in st.James Church at 10.45am.