100 years ago today on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month the first world war ended. It was fought over four years and cost the lives of 17 million brave soldiers and civilians. One of those lives was that of my great great uncle Michael Coyne who was killed in 1918.
The war he and many others fought in was meant to be the war to end all wars. However over the next 100 years more wars would be fought and more lives would be tragically lost. So today we honour those who fought to defend their family and their country.
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning
We will remember them.”