Remember those that shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old

Remembrance Day is always a day that makes one particularly melancholic and not just for the most obvious reasons. In many respects Remembrance Day is meant to be a celebration rather than a time of sorrow and mourning; who can doubt the joy that many hundreds of thousands would have felt in 1918 when one of the most harrowing conflicts in modern history finally came to an end?