Commemorating the past, the present and the future is not only part of our history but it informs who we are as people, who we are as a nation.
Remembering the First World War is about all of us taking time to give respectful remembrance to the so many that gave so much for all of us. Wallops Wood is remembering the fallen with poppy decorations along its hedges.
The high price of warfare gives us a historical and personal viewpoint but also gives us pause for thought on where we are today and where our children will go tomorrow.
Hundred years remembered and commemorated on the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour, is a poignant reminder of the devastation that WWI brought upon mankind and how it shaped the world that we live in today.
People from all over the world took part, fought, died, survived. On Sunday the 11th November we, as a nation, we as a people will remember and share with the younger generation why this should not happen again. Sunday is a day to share with others this history.
I cannot think of a better way to share this history then to give A voice to the people who were there with this video – a documentary by Dan Snow/ BBC Documentaries .
On BBC Radio 4, Dan Snow brings together the sound archive collections of the Imperial War Museums and the BBC to tell the story of World War I through the voices of those who were.
Lest we Forget 1918- 2018.