“At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month – we will remember them.”
At 11am on the 11th of November 1918 the signing of the armistice agreement brought four years of bloody battle to an end. Almost one million soldiers had been killed and thousands more injured, the war had cost the UK in excess of £3 billion and its economy was on its knees. World War 1 was described by some as the war to end all wars, sadly we know that this was not the case.
Being part of the generation that struggled with the hardships brought about by this conflict and lived with the devastation and loss wrought by the second world war we will be forever grateful to those who fought for us, to those whose lives were forever altered and to those who fell.
We have had a busy weekend, the highlight being a trip to see the poppy display in Warsop, it was breath-taking. We have also taken time to reminisce, to create wonderful displays in honour of those who sacrificed so much for our freedom, to pay tribute, to express our gratitude, we wear our poppies with pride, and we will remember them.