11am on 11th November 2014. The Great War began in 1914 and there have more than the usual commemorations this year, but what are we remembering?
Let me say, before proceeding with this post, that this is not a grumble at our serving soldiers, nor those who have given their lives in past conflicts.
There are no longer any surviving soldiers from World War One. There are very few alive today who even remember any of these soldiers from their childhood. Soon everyone who was alive during that conflict will have died.
So are we remembering people we didn’t know who are epitomised by ancient faded monochrome photographs or is it just a remembrance of all soldiers killed in all conflicts?