On this Armistice Day, Atkins Search remembers all those who fought heroically for our Country and served with dedication and bravery, and who earned the respect of an entire nation.
At 11am, we will hold a 2 minute silence along with the rest of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth to remember each person who served and say a silent thank you for their service.
The silence held on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month each year marks the exact time hostilities ceased in 1918, 104 years ago.
‘In Flanders Field’ is one of the most well-known remembrance poems and reads:
“In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short Days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch, be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.”
Lest we forget.