Today is the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month.
It is the day when we in the UK remember those who have lost their lives in the service of our nation.
At Eleven O’Clock the country and indeed the Commonwealth will pause in silent tribute and remembrance.
This year is the Centenary of the beginning of World War One and following our visit to the Somme battlefields in April I really feel a strong connection, that perhaps I didn’t previously.
I have always firmly believed in the need to remember the sacrifices made, but after the experience walking in the footsteps of my two Grandfathers… well lets just say it’s now much more personal. That trip changed a lot of my view of what is and is not important in life.
So just a little favour to ask…
Today, at Eleven o’clock this morning, please stop from whatever you are doing and just take two minutes to silently Remember. No fuss, just Remember and be grateful that you are free to do so.