Senior Liberal Democrats mark 100th anniversary of the Armistice

As acts of remembrance take place in communities the length and breadth of the country, our senior people have said what the day means to them:

Willie Rennie said:

Today we mark a huge milestone of remembrance. We remember and honour those who fought for freedom and gave their lives to keep us safe, in the First World War and since.

100 years on it’s important to take time to reflect on the sacrifice of both those who fought bravely abroad and the men and women who kept life going on the home front.

It’s also a chance to appreciate the state of peace we take for granted and give thought to those still suffering in the wake of warfare around the world.

 

On the Scottish Parliament Twitter account, Alex Cole-Hamilton told how the Great War had affected his family.

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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3 Comments

  • Mick Taylor 11th Nov '18 - 5:38pm

    I am currently in Aachen attending a new exhibition and book launch called ‘We the Six Million, Life-paths of victims of the Shoah from the western Rhineland’. Many of these victims came from my extended family.
    One of the things that European soldiers died for was to protect democracy and to stop the extermination of European Jews planned by the genocidal Hitler regime.
    It is important to remember this aspect of remembrance and to learn the lessons from it.
    That 20% of young people today don’t believe anything so horrific as the holocaust ever happened is shocking. So when we remember those who died in world conflicts let us also remember why they did so and what we need to do to prevent any further genocidal wars from happening on our watch.

  • Lorenzo Cherin 12th Nov '18 - 1:14am

    Solidarity and respect to Mick and always remember we must, those who gave their childrens children a chance to do better , for being aware of their pain and tragedy.

    It is shocking that a few are now doubting the level of evil of the Holocaust, from a prejudice and ignorance that is a real thing, not a smear or fake news, as some, are saying unbelievably, today.

    We shall say otherwise.

  • Helen Dudden 12th Nov '18 - 5:54am

    Many disabled people were euthanized because of disabilities. We should remember the many children as well as adults.
    We work together across the globe, to make aware we need change. My thanks to The Ruderman Family Foundation, a Jewish Family who has the compassion and understanding on disability.
    Very little is often written about disability and the issue’s it raises.
    My father, and many other fathers and sons gave us the freedom we have today. I have the freedom to worship were I wish, and to wear a Star.

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