Battle's Over - A Nation's Tribute
At 6am on Sunday 11th November 2018, a 'lone' Piper will play the tune 'Battle's O'er', the stirring tune played by Pipers after a battle, in every City in the United Kingdom, and at Cathedrals/Churches worldwide, to signal the finale of the four year commemoration of World War 1, the dreadful conflict we all know that touched the many millions of people over the four year period and beyond.
On completion of the tune, a special affirmation, will be read, and will not only commemorate those who died in battle or returned home dreadfully wounded in mind, body and spirit, but include the many men and women who toiled in the fields and factories, the doctors and nurses that tended the wounded and the miners that kept the ‘home fires burning’ and factories in valuable fuel, along with the women who lost husbands, sons and sweethearts during the dark days of war.
The reasons for choosing 6am on 11th November 2018 are as follows:
(1) The Armistice was signed at 6am on 11th November 1918.
(2) This event will not impact on anything else planned for that day.
Cathedral Isle of Man are honoured to be able to take part in this tribute and we feel sure that the community of the Isle of Man, along with the Nation, will appreciate what this event will achieve, in remembering those who gave their lives for the freedom we all enjoy today.
Hot drinks will be available in the Cathedral after the tribute.