In remembrance

THAT the nation now stands in solemn silence for two minutes at both the moment the Armistice was declared in the Great War, and also on Remembrance Sunday, illustrates the country’s growing admiration for the fallen. Only in recent years have both tributes gained equal prominence.

Indeed, while the last veterans of the First World War have now passed away, these periods of reflection become even more poignant as the nation remembers past and present conflicts, and the debt still owed to those safeguarding Britain’s liberty.

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With more recent conflicts putting members of the military, their families and support services under immense strain, the Yorkshire Post is proud to support the ABF – The Soldiers’ Charity this Christmas, and with the launch of an online auction in today’s newspaper.

Funds will sustain the charity’s benevolence in Yorkshire, a county justifiably proud of its affiliation with the Armed Forces and which has already seen two if its finest young men killed in Afghanistan this month. Please give generously.