Today we remember all those who have given their lives for their country, all who have died through war and those who, alive, even now grieve for loved ones lost in war.

‘O God, merciful and strong, who crush wars and cast down the proud, be pleased to banish violence swiftly from our midst and to wipe away all tears, so that we may all truly deserve to be called your children’. May God’s blessing rest upon you this day.