Held on the second Sunday in November each year, Remembrance Sunday commemorates the agreement to end fighting during the First World War in 1918.
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.
At Digital Copier Systems (Eastern) Limited, we recognise the importance of Remembrance Sunday and the sacrifices made by many in both World Wars and later conflicts. Many of us have friends and family members who have been affected by War and it is vitally important we support these and respect Remembrance Sunday.
“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 in the future”
Nigel Wallis, Managing Director, Digital Copier Systems (Eastern) Limited
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, the National Service of Remembrance takes place at the Cenotaph in Whitehall on Sunday 12th November 2017. There are also local church services, and various events around London and the UK, including Suffolk to mark Remembrance Sunday.
“The Legion is committed to helping everyone understand the importance of Remembrance so that sacrifices are never forgotten”
The Royal British Legion (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.