For those of us who know someone who is currently serving or who has served in the Armed Forces, Remembrance Sunday offers us a poignant time to reflect and give thanks for their commitment and sacrifice.
And whilst many of us may not know a member of the Armed Forces personally, it also provides a unique opportunity to pause and remember those who have come before us and served. Not just overseas, but the millions of men, women and families who continue to keep the country running during periods of conflict and struggle.
We remember all who serve
It is hard to imagine someone who has not been affected either directly or indirectly by the valuable work our military personnel perform, 365 days a year. And yet it is easy to forget that while the world battles with the pandemic and our lives are so impacted, our Armed Forces continue to keep us safe, throughout, never wavering, never faltering.
So, this year it feels especially pertinent to use this Sunday and next Wednesday to pause and reflect on the many colleagues, friends, loved ones and strangers who have served so heartedly and so selflessly.
The Armed Forces Covenant
Last year CSSC were honoured to sign the Armed Forces Covenant. Our pledge to ensure we always treat current and former members of the Armed Forces and their families fairly, equally and with the honour and respect they so deserve.
Learn more about the Armed Forces Covenant and the valuable work it supports here.
And you can read our Armed Forces Covenant in full here.
We invite all members, volunteers and staff to join us in our 2 minutes of silence at 11am on Wednesday 11 November.