We Will Remember Them [article]

Remembrance Day, November 11, holds special place in the hearts and minds of many around the globe.

Traditionally, countries of the commonwealth have observed Remembrance Day in order to pay respect to the members of their respective armed forces who have died in the line of duty.

The date, November 11, is significant as it pays homage to the end of hostilities of World War I in 1918.  At 5 AM on the morning of November 11 an armistice was signed in a railroad car parked in a French forest near the front lines.

And with the signing of the armistice, at approximately 11am, the guns of the front line fell silent after 4 bloody years of conflict.

So, this is why, today, a minute silence is recognised on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month.

We here at Scopecube would like to pay our sincerest respect and thanks to those brave servicemen who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the protection of our peace and freedom.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.