Remembrance Day, on Sunday, 11 November, marked the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. In that conflict an estimated nine million combatants and seven million civilians lost their lives. Contemporaneously described as the “War to end all wars” it was sadly never to be such as the many and ongoing conflicts ever since bear witness.
St. George’s Anglican Church, Madrid, led by its Chaplain, Reverend Canon Paul Ormrod, marked the occasion with a special Service which started at the earlier time of 10:45 so that the traditional bugle call and two minutes silence could be observed at 11:00, precisely the time when the cease fire came into effect 100 years ago.
This was followed by a homily given by Father Paul addressing the need for and meaning of Remembrance.
His moving words can be read by clicking on the link below: