World War One was meant to be the war that ended all wars but as we watch the parades and attend services tomorrow let us not forget those still fighting for our freedoms today.
The Remembrance Sunday services will take on a special significance this year on the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One.
Over the course of this year the full horrors of the Great War have been laid bare to the public.
The magnificent hundreds of thousands of ceramic poppies – each one representing a British or colonial death during the conflict – that form the installation, Blood Swept Lands And Seas Of Red at the Tower of London brings home the sheer magnitude of lives lost.
These were all people just like us – relatives who some of our older readers may even remember being talked about first hand by their parents or grandparents.
But let us not forget that we still have service men and women who are very much in harm’s way.
We hope and pray that a conflict like the one that was fought on the fields of northern France and Belgium will never happen again.
Life is precious and if we have learned anything at all it is that it can be taken away all too easily.