WWI Centenary

Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2018 by Maire GerrardNo comments

 

This year’s Remembrance Sunday is especially significant, as not only does it coincide with Armistice Day, but it also marks the 100th anniversary of the end of conflict in the First World War.

We currently find ourselves in a period of monumental change. While Brexit negotiations and political happenings overseas may dominate the headlines, we must continue to honour the colossal sacrifice of our soldiers during the war and be thankful for those who returned.

This year, 10,000 members of the public, including families of First World War veterans, will march through London to commemorate the victory that secured our livelihood and rights today.

Bells will also ring out across the world, to replicate how the news of the ceasefire spread on 11 November 1918 between countries and troops. Through memorial events such as this, the stories of those involved in the Great War will be passed to a new generation, who can continue to keep their legacies alive.

Regardless of whether you are directly taking part in memorial events, the day serves as a critical opportunity to reflect on our appreciation for what we have, and the continual sacrifice and bravery shown by our forces to ensure our nation’s safety.

Venn Group is proud to play its part in supporting our soldiers, having become signatories of the Armed Forces Covenant earlier this year. This is a promise to treat those who have served, are currently serving and their families, fairly. We will continue to do everything we can to show our gratitude to members of our armed forces, past and present.

Today we will wear our poppies with pride; lest we forget.

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