Armistice Day - Britain remembers

Millions will today honour the memories of fallen service men and women, as part of Armistice Day.

Ceremonies will take place across the UK to mark the anniversary of the day World War I came to an end- the ‘11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month’, 1918.

Armistice Day honours the memory of all members of the armed forces and civilians who gave their lives in times of war, including the 110 British servicemen killed in Afghanistan this year.

In addition to remembering those who made the ‘ultimate sacrifice’, the thoughts of Britons will be turning to who have served their country and returned, many of whom have since struggled to return to civilian life, and may even face homelessness.

The social welfare charity arm of Recycling Lives works to help those ex-servicemen facing an uncertain future turn their lives around.

Offering accommodation, pastoral care and support, as well as access to training courses and work experience placements, Recycling Lives help those who have served their country to reintegrate back into civilian life.

Recycling Lives Founder and Chairman, Steven Jackson, said: “On this day of remembrance we should all take a moment to consider the sacrifices made by those who gave their lives, in the world wars and other conflicts.

“But we should also consider the plight of those who have served their country and now struggle to find a home, a job, to reintegrate themselves back into civilian life. Recycling Lives is dedicated to helping those people, and will never forget the debt owed to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.”