Lest We Forget

It is impossible to try and understand what it was like for the men and women who lived, and died, during World War One. However, that does not stop us remembering the sacrifice they made.

It was on 11 November 1918, at 11am, when a chilling silence fell over the Western Front. A gruelling three year war had finally come to an end. But not without casualties.

In September this year I took a trip to Ypres on the Western Front to commemorate 100 years since the end of the war. I visited many sites where fierce fighting between the Allies and Germans took place 100 years ago.

Each of those sites are now memorials where visitors can pay tribute to those who fought and died during three years of battle.

I passed by endless rows of tombstones, some marked only “unknown but unto God”. Many soldiers remain unidentified to this day.

We may not know what it was like on the front line, but we can feel gratitude for the sacrifices made so future generations can grow.

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