Lest We Forget

Publish Date: 11/11/2008

RememberAt the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month. The two minute silence is observed on Armistice Day, the day which marks the end of the First World War.

Remembrance Day and the Two Minute Silence have been observed since the end of the First World War, but their relevance remains undiminished. When we bow our heads in reflection, we remember those who fought for our freedom during the two World Wars. But we also mourn and honour those who have lost their lives in more recent conflicts. Today, with troops on duty in Iraq, Afghanistan and other trouble spots around the world, Remembrance, and this two minute tribute, are as important as ever.

War affects all people no matter their sexuality. All we ask is two minutes of your time today to remember and reflect upon the sacrifices of the past so that we could have a future.

  • monica yates

    Why is the dead man referred to as Macdonald in this news report, surely out of respect for him and his family he should be reffered to by his title MR he was not a criminal.