“During the First World War, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. In many parts of the world, people observe a two-minute silence at 11am on 11 November.” (Visitlondon.com)
At Digital Copier Systems (Eastern) Limited, we unequivocally believe in the importance of Remembrance Sunday, since many of us have friends/family members or know someone who was or still is affected by War. Our Managing Director Nigel Wallis presented us with his statement.
“Remembrance Sunday isn’t just about war and the people that we have lost, it’s about the ideology of our nation and the beliefs that we stand for, and looking to the future.”
Remembrance Sunday is nationally observed as a great symbol to mark the anniversary of not only World War I, but of individuals past and present fighting for our country; the men and women who gave their lives, and the hope of a brighter future. The poppy is still worn today to symbolise not only the blood which has been shed, but also the hope of new life thanks to the sacrifice of those who went before.
The money raised from the sale of poppies goes to help the veterans of the armed services, which is still significant today for the men and women of Britain still involved in conflict. If you would like to take part in any of the Remembrance events, there will be Cenotaph Parade in Whitehall Sunday 8th November with the British Royal Legion coordinating the March. Of course to add to this, there will be local church services, and various events around London and the UK, including Suffolk to mark this commendable event.
“The Legion is committed to helping everyone understand the importance of Remembrance so that sacrifices are never forgotten” (britishlegion.org.uk). Digital Copier Systems (Eastern) Limited are committed to ensuring that the observation of the Silence continues, so that the sacrifice of generations shall never be forgotten.