Category - remembrance day

  • 11 Nov 2009

    A special Armistice Day service at Westminster Abbey on 11 November, attended by the Queen and leading public figures, remembered the civilians who have died in war as well as soldiers, following calls for change in Remembrance ceremonies.

  • 9 Nov 2009

    Politicians and generals have been struggling to justify the Afghan war after a poll revealed the extent of public opposition. They have put forward different, and at times contradictory, arguments for keeping UK troops in Afghanistan.

  • 8 Nov 2009

    Remembrance commemorations focus only on one, contested, idea of freedom. It needs to change to embrace freedom in all its fullness, says Jonathan Bartley

  • 8 Nov 2009

    As people across Britain gather on Remembrance Sunday to recall those lost in war, a remarkable opinion poll published today shows a strong public desire for an emphasis on peace in these ceremonies.

  • 8 Nov 2009

    The best way to honour those who have died as a result of war (as we must do) is to recognise its horror, says Simon Barrow. But we should do this not in order to 'run away', but in order to have the true courage to seek alternatives - to re-member a dis-membered world.

  • 8 Nov 2009

    The deaths of those who fought against Britain should be marked alongside the British dead on Remembrance Sunday, according to 87% of the population, says a remarkable new opinion survey.

  • 7 Nov 2009

    I’m sure that I’m not the only person feeling somewhat taken aback by the Prime Minister’s comments yesterday about corruption in Afghanistan.

  • 7 Nov 2009

    This is the first November since the death of the “last Tommy”, Harry Patch. But Patch regarded Remembrance Day as "just show business". We can honour his memory by recognising that it's time to change the way that we remember.

  • 7 Nov 2009
  • 7 Nov 2009

    Martin of Tours was a soldier who became a Christian champion of peace, and his Saint's day is 11 November, the same as Armistice Day, says Savi Hensman. Here is someone who can model for us what Remembrance should be about.