Today is Remembrance Day.
What are we remembering?
For those that don’t know this is a special day for many in Australia as well as many across Europe.
At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. The allied armies had been successful in the defeat of the German Army that was seeking to take over Europe. On this day they accepted allied terms that amounted to unconditional surrender.
So today, we remember them.
I personally had family involved in the war. My Great Grandfather would spend the rest of his days bound to a wheelchair as a result of the great war. He was trampled by horses as part of the English cavalry and was lucky to live out his days in England.
I today remember him, his friends and family that would have been so impacted by this day. As I remember them it is hard to comprehend the fullness of what occurred.
In the history of mankind its important for us not to forget those that came before us and paid a heavy price for what we have today. I’m thankful that we have our freedom which they fought so far hard for.
Today, we remember them.