Posted on 11. Nov, 2015 in Clayton Update
At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years continuous warfare. The allied armies had driven the German invaders back, having inflicted heavy defeats upon them over the preceding four months. In November the Germans called for an armistice (suspension of fighting) in order to secure a peace settlement. They accepted allied terms that amounted to unconditional surrender.
At 11 am today, please pause and reflect on the sacrifices made during this time and for all who have fought to protect our freedoms. Lest we forget.