Apparently, when World War 2 ended in August 1945, there was peace in the world for only 8 minutes before somewhere or other another conflict began somewhere in the world.
Today we have Remembrance Sunday. The day when we recall, honour & give thanks for the sacrifice of those who died during wars that this country has/is engaged in. It was very moving listening to the service on national radio, more so when Kate my wife told me that in the local 'Poundland' store they announced that there would be a "2 minutes silence at 11 o'clock"
Sure enough there was. And the crowded store came to a halt at 11am. People stood still, stopped spending their pennies, jostling for their place in the queue & there was silence for the 2 minutes. All races & creeds in the shop at this time observed this silence. Moving.
However I believe that the finest way to remember the sacrifice that was made both in the past & now is to withdraw the troops from Afghanistan & end the bloodshed now.
"All we are saying is Give Peace a Chance...."