Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Remembrance Day

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them
Today on Frodsham Hill - the act of commemoration was led by Fr Michael - who, as usual found the words to make everyone reflect on the futility and suffering caused by conflict and war.  

Young and old remember

The solemnity and quiet dignity of Remembrance Day is always very moving.  Cllr Lynn Riley represented both of us and Cheshire West and Chester Council on the hill today and took these photographs and suggested some of the commentary.

I wasn't able to join the commemorations in Frodsham today as I was representing clients at an Inquest in Leicester.  All of us in the packed court room stood in silence at 11am and observed two minutes of reflection.  I found that small act of quiet remembrance remarkable and poignant.  All disputation, representation and challenge ceased as we remembered those who fought and died for us to have the freedom to deliberate matters in court and all the other freedoms we take for granted.