11 November – Remembrance Day…
I think this year I feel more thankful than ever to be living in a stable and peaceful part of the world and feel the call stronger to pray for and work for those who do not have stability and who have been impacted by the effects of war. So many have given and are giving their lives.
…Yet while onlookers stand and see the simple, moving ceremony
There is a home, a place somewhere, where sits a waiting, vacant chair
And one great yawning empty space in someone’s heart, no last embrace
To bid a final, fond farewell to one who will forever dwell
In love and cherished memory, a Husband, Son, eternally.
– From “Home at Last”, by Tony Church (former Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineer)