On the Saturday of Remembrance Weekend War Widows, their families, friends and supporters gather at the Cenotaph in Whitehall to hold a very personal service of remembrance. The service is conducted by the Chaplain to the Association; during the service the silence is observed and a simple tribute made of Chrysanthemums, poppies and rosemary is laid in remembrance of fallen loved ones. The tribute is in the shape of the cross; the design was chosen to reflect the wooden cross which traditionally marked the place where a soldier had fallen on the battlefield.
When we observe the silence on the Saturday its relevance is not diminished. When we bow our heads in reflection it is a very personal time of reflection and only one day in the many days of our remembering. We mourn and honour all those who fought for the peace and freedom we enjoy today and who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. We also remember those currently serving and pray that as they discharge their duties they will be protected; shielded from harm and will return safely to their loved ones.