remember them

A day in which Britain, along the rest of the Commonwealth countries remember the members of the armed forces whom fought and died in World War I. It marks the hostilities, which formally ended at the “11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month” in 1918. For British Nation, the First World War is the remembrance of the dead, where approximately 700,000 died and 1.6 million were wounded.

While traditional services took place at Whitehall, London by members of the Royal Family, another simple Remembrance sunday Service took place at London’s Imperial War Museum. Many, including members of the French community whom were allies with United Kingdom and Russia during WWI, attended the humble ceremony.

While customary wreaths were laid by the Monument built in the garden at the Imperial War Museum, there was a moment of silence amongst the crowd, almost drowning out the noise in the street as the 11th hour approached.

Although a small, simple ceremony the message was still the same; it was the Day of Remembrance of the British men whom sacrificed their lives for their country. Furthermore we should not forget the British women and young children whom helped and played a vital role during the war, going beyond their domestic service to aid the British army.

As Britain unites to remember the past, this should be a time where we also remember the current serving British soldiers, whom are still overseas and pray for their safe return.