Today is Remembrance Day. I’m glad that, as a nation, we have managed to preserve it from mawkish sentimentality, from nationalistic jingoism and from anti-war demonstrations. The restrained dignity of the two minute silence and the weekend Cenotaph ceremony do us credit.
Governments do not always get things right – they are made up of sinful people and rightly ought to be held to account. But they should also be honoured and obeyed. Most especially, those who self-sacrificingly have given their lives on behalf of others in conflict should be remembered with honour. They remind us of the greatest sacrifice of all.
This do in remembrance of me.