11.11.11

ARMISTICE DAY (11/11)

The eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month marks the signing of the Armistice to signal the end of World War One.

At 11am on 11th November 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare.  Remembrance Day is still a special day set aside to remember all those men and women who died during the two World Wars but also other conflicts.

This memorial does not celebrate war or victory, it simply remembers the many lives that have been lost through such violence. As well as the many service men and women, we should also pray for for the many civilians that have died, particularly in modern conflicts where attacks seem so indiscriminate of civilian life.

Let us Pray: May their souls, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Amen.

Pray: During the two-minutes silence on Friday pray for those who have died in war.

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