This Remembrance Day is more significant than most. Our founder, Mr TB Davies, was a veteran of two world wars serving in the Life Guards and later as a Commandant of the Police Special Constables, and this year things are more poignant with the war in Ukraine and the world in such an unsettled place.
Queen Elizabeth II’s recent passing also loomed large over the nation as we reflected on her incredible life and service to her country. But today is about more than just those who have passed away. It’s about the men and women affected by war and those who continue to fight for peace.
Remembrance Day has been observed in the UK since 1919 when it was first held to commemorate the lives lost in World War I. Every November 11th at 11 am, a nationwide minute of silence is observed to remember those who have died in conflict.
There are few people left alive who fought in either World War I or II, but their legacy lives on through Remembrance Day. And this year, we reflect on that legacy in light of current events. With conflict raging in Ukraine and other parts of the world, it is more important than ever to stand together against violence and war. We must also remember those affected by these conflicts at home and abroad. We owe them our support and our gratitude.
This Remembrance Day, let us take a moment to reflect not only on those who have passed away but also on those who continue to fight for peace in our world. Let us commit to working together for a future free from violence and war.