Today is Armistice Day
Today is Armistice Day.
Ninety years ago today, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 11.00 am on 11/11/18, hostilities ended in the First World War.
Although there was no formal peace treaty until the following year, the approximately eight million people who died have been remembered every year since with a two minute silence at 11.00 am on 11 November.
I am not suggesting that we can all observe this. The never ending ringing of the telephone alone would make it impossible for many of us.
However, if you do find yourself with a spare moment at 11.00 am, please do consider taking two minutes out for quiet reflection.