Thought for the Week by Rev Timothy Buckley

Belton Reverend Timothy Buckley. Picture: Liz Mockler E0565LM

Belton Reverend Timothy Buckley. Picture: Liz Mockler E0565LM

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The same will happen on Sunday November 13 too.

We remember those who died in the two great World Wars and those who have died in conflicts ever since including Northern Ireland, Falkland Islands, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.

In all these places and Libya as well, many civilians died.

On Remembrance Sunday, we must remember all those who have died as a direct result of warfare.

Others have died in non military activity. Flt Lt Jon Egging was the Red Arrows pilot who crashed shortly after a spectacular air display over Bournemouth. Remembrance Sunday will not be easy for those who loved him and flew with him.

All these conflicts with the exception of the World Wars took place overseas and may have left us unaffected.

Unlike Royal Wootton Bassett where people came out in their droves to salute our war dead, most of us have not been touched.

But as I watch news stories and documentaries, I know that most of those who have died are the same age as my children.

That’s why I will never forget those who have perished on Remembrance Sunday.