100 Years of Remembrance, 1918-201
At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 2018, it will be exactly 100 years since the treaty known as ‘The Armistice of Compiègne’ came into effect, ending the four long years of the First World War, bringing peace with Germany.
The death toll had reached an estimated 11 million troops from all the countries of Europe as well as from other countries around the world.
Called the ‘War to end all wars,’ this was not to be. The centenary of the Armistice gives additional significance to civic services of remembrance in churches and cathedrals and offers us an opportunity to make a lasting committment to peace.