We will remember them

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:poppy

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.

When you go home tell them of us and say

For your tomorrow, we gave our today.

 

These words will echo across the country this morning at 11am, accompanied by a two minutes silence. I will lay my wreath as Liverpool Wavertree Member of Parliament on behalf of all my constituents.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the moment the guns fell silent in World War One, a conflict that took the lives of 16 million people, according to the Imperial War Museum.

This moment of remembrance, this year of all years, will help us all reflect on the immense sacrifices of those who have gone before so that we can live today.