As many of us across the nation fall silent at 11am this 11th day of the 11th month, the silence may seem, in effect, quieter than on previous Remembrance Days. 

This year the world around us has become quieter as we adjust to a new way of life during the Coronavirus pandemic.  Whilst there may be less noise around us in our day to day lives, taking a moment of silence may in fact be even more poignant this year. 

In remembering the contribution of veterans and all those who serve and are serving in our armed forces we consider the sacrifices that so many made so that we might have our lives as we know them. 

For many of us, we cannot at this time see our friends and family. While it cannot compare to the loss of a loved one, perhaps we will feel a sense of understanding of even just a little of that which the bereaved are facing. 

We can of course take comfort in the fact that, in the words of the late Dame Vera Lynn, “we’ll meet again some sunny day”. 

This year, the Royal British Legion are in particular remembering the contributions and sacrifices of those who served in the Second World War, and marking the passing of 75 years since the end of that conflict. 

Although we cannot gather to mark this day, members of our team will be joining in with those across the country to pause and remember at 11am this 11th day of the 11th month.

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