One hundred years ago the guns fell silent, the fighting stopped, the killing ended. Finally after four long and wearying years Britain was once again at peace. The Great War was over. This weekend, one hundred years on, the focus is understandably on that event. Never before or since had Britain had so many under arms. Never before or since have we as a country suffered such huge loss of life in military activity. The impact can still be felt in every city, town and village across the country where memorials to the fallen have become an established part of our daily landscape.
Let us remember the immeasurable sacrifice of the fallen with an equally boundless gratitude.