Armistice Day – never forget those who die for what they believe in

Much is written about Remembrance at this time of the year and we read about how it is celebrated on a variety of days which suit various countries and causes.

Armistice Day

More than 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians died during the Great War.

However many people believe that our true day of Remembrance is on Armistice Day which commemorates the signing of the Armistice at the end of World War One at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, 1918.

More than 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians died during the Great War. Many of those were fighting for what they believed in, and died doing so.

However for long before that, and sadly for every year after it, people die in the service of defending their countries and causes all over the world. For what they believed in then, and what they have believed in since.

Let us take a moment to honour them … whoever they are

Of course, wild extremists can find themselves fighting and dying for causes they believe in now, having been persuaded by those who have other interests at heart to trust that there is a reward waiting for them at the end of it. Or other “glorification.”

When in fact all that is waiting for them is probably death for themselves, as well as deaths often for hundreds of innocent people.

But what is so heart-rending is that the individuals believe what they are doing is right.

For that reason let us forgive them, hard though that may be.

A call for world peace. Please.

That’s what I will be hoping for on this day which commemorates yet another example of why world peace is so incredibly hard to imagine, and why war on whatever level is so heart-breaking.

What do you think?

What are you thinking about on this Armistice Day?

Please share.