Today is Remembrance Sunday in the UK. On the eleventh hour, the eleventh day, the eleventh month the UK, every year, stops for one minutes silence to remember those who died in active duty for the UK. Those remembered include all who fought, including, and in no particular order, the Polish, Jamaicans, Nepalese, Canadians, Americans, Australians, Indians and so many, many more that I would need a blog a mile long to do justice to them all. Why, you may wonder, have I chosen this theme for this challenge?
Today is the renewal of hope, that never again will so many men, women and children have to die in conflict. It is the renewal of our memories of the suffering that so many had to endure and the renewal of our determination to do all that is possible to stop that from happening again. The renewal of memories of loved ones lost, maimed and damaged and perhaps a renewal of our intentions to help out wherever possible. It is a day for the renewal of humanities hope for peace for all nations and a renewal of the belief that one day we will all be as one.