There was no question in our minds that this editorial should be devoted to the importance of honouring our nation’s veterans today.
On November 11, whether in Scotland or somewhere else, we invite our readers to participate in a local Remembrance Day service and show their respects if you are able. If, for some reason, that is not possible or you do not wish to, we nevertheless urge you to pause what you are doing at 11 a.m. and observe a moment of silence in honour of the people who have given their lives in the past and today to protect this nation’s freedom.
While Remembrance Day often focuses on the World Wars and other wars that have passed, more conflicts around the world have recently cropped up. The Russian invasion of Ukraine earlier this year and the protracted armed struggle that still rages there to this day serve as a sobering reminder of how flimsy peace may be.
These and other active military conflicts throughout the globe highlight how crucial it is to remember the men and women who gave their lives so that we could enjoy the freedoms we do today.
Lest we forget.