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Remembrance Sunday in Luz

By Peggy Brown

With Remembrance Day growing in importance as members of the armed forces continue to die and suffer for our country, 150 residents and visitors came to remember them and all their brothers over the last 100 years of war at the Luz Church.

Although to look back upon those we have loved and lost is sorrow, as Father Bob said in his Sermon, death is the open door through which all must pass to find life beyond where, in the presence of God, all will be made good.

While following the regular Liturgy, the hymns sung included O Valiant Hearts, during which the Act of Remembrance was made with the laying of a wreath of scarlet poppies by myself and Tom, my husband.

There followed the dedication to all who have died for their country and in the service of mankind.

At the sounding of the Last Post, a two-minute silence was kept. The Bugler sounded The Reveille and the final verses of O Valiant Hearts were sung.

After the giving of the Eucharist and another hymn, Father Bob gave the Blessing.

Then we sang two verses of God Save the Queen and dispersed. It was a most suitable and comforting Service.