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Remembrance day: remember the past, prepare for the future.



Today we remember. This video is a call to remember and a call to action. Remembrance day is both a day to remember the fallen in war and to give thanks to them and to God, thanks for their service and sacrifice.
But what do we do with the peace? King George VI Broadcast on 8th May 1945 a speech which hints at an answer and is a call to action: this is how he ended the speech:
"There is great comfort in the thought that the years of darkness and danger in which the children of our country have grown up are over and, please God, forever. We shall have failed and the blood of our dearest will have flowed in vain if the victory which they died to win does not lead to a lasting peace, founded on justice and good will.

To that, then, let us turn our thoughts to this day of just triumph and proud sorrow, and then take up our work again, resolved as a people to do nothing unworthy of those who died for us, and to make the world such a world as they would have desired for their children and for ours.

This is the task to which now honour binds us. In the hour of danger we humbly committed our cause into the hand of God and he has been our strength and shield. Let us thank him for his mercies and in this hour of victory commit ourselves and our new task to the guidance that same strong hand."

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