Posts Tagged ‘Armed forces’

Today marks 100 years since the Armistice was signed bringing to an end of the First World War. So today, on this Remembrance Sunday we particularly celebrate the end of WW1, but as always, we also remember those who died fighting for our country, for our freedom, in many conflicts all over the world.

We also think of those who fought in these conflicts, and returned home, as their lives will have been changed forever because of what they have witnessed, and the friends they have lost. Life will never be the same for them.

Life for us would not be as it is today if it wasn’t for the thousands of brave men and women, who were part of our armed forces who fought for their country, our country.

There are still many men and women in our armed forces today who are protecting/fighting for our country, here in the UK and in conflict situations around the world. They too are in our thoughts today, so please pray for them, and their families, and pray for their safe return home.

It’s two days to Christmas, and I’m sure we’re all trying frantically to make sure our homes are ready for Christmas and all the family who will descend on us. But have you stopped to think of those who have family members who won’t be home for Christmas this year, and how empty their home feels to them this Christmas:

  • Some may have family who are serving in the armed forces somewhere;
  • Some may live hundreds or even thousands of miles away from their families;
  • Some may have lost a loved one to illness or old age in this last year, so may be alone;
  • Some may simply have no family to share Christmas with.

So spare a thought this Christmas for those who may not be finding Christmas such a joyous occasion, as for them Christmas may just be reminding them of their loneliness.

For those of you awaiting the arrival of loved ones this Christmas, cherish them and enjoy your celebrations together, as you are fortunate to have family to share this special time with.

Today is Remembrance Sunday when we think of those who have served in our armed forced at some time. We especially think of those who have lost their lives while on active service as well as their families.

This Remembrance Sunday I’ve found myself thinking of those in our armed forces who have been injured or killed in the UK where they were supposedly in a “safe” environment. It seems there are now no safe places/counties in this world of our anymore, and that for me is why it makes it even more important that even though we may not agree with the conflicts and roles in which our armed forced are involved, we continue to support our soldiers. They take their lives in their hands every day they are part of our armed forces, regardless of whether they are at home in the UK or on duty in another country.

So this Remembrance Sunday, please take a few minutes to think of those who have been injured or killed while part of our armed forced. But please also say a prayer for those who still serve in our armed forces, after all they are protecting our freedom and our lives!