Today, 11th November is Armistice Day, where we traditionally remember those who fought and died whilst in service to the country. The ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we have today.
As we all reflect upon those lives lost, we mark the occasion today at 11am with 2 minutes silence. Blantyre will also host various remembrances services in our churches on Sunday 13th, and later that day at 3pm, remembrance services will be conducted at the High Blantyre Cenotaph and at Auchentibber War Memorial on Parkneuk Road.
Armistice Day, also known as Veterans Day is commemorated every year on 11 November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, at 5:45 am for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven in the morning—the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918.
We shall remember them.