At 5 am on November 11, 1918, three German government representatives accepted the Armistice terms presented to them by an allied commander – General Foch – of the French Army. The armistice became effective at 11 am the same day, and as guns fell silent on the Western Front in France and Belgium, four years of hostilities ended. People across the world celebrated the war’s end – celebrations tempered by thoughts of the enormous suffering and loss of life resulting from the War.
This Sunday, 11thof November at 10.00am, the Belmont Uniting Church will mark the Centenary of the Armistice Day. A day to reflect and remember the sacrifice of those who have died in wars since the terms of Armistice was accepted. It gives us the opportunity to remember also those who returned, many damaged physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We also think of all men and women serving in our Defence force, and above all, we will pray for peace in our world. Please come and join us