Sunday 11 November 2018 will be the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice. In the run up to that centenary, Veterans For Peace UK aim to resurrect the slogan Never Again which was widely used by the public in the years after the First World War.
During WW1 the soldiers and the public were told that they were fighting “The war to end all war”. After the armistice those soldiers and the public took up the slogan Never Again. They were determined that future generations would Never Again experience the horror and pity of war.
It is disappointing that 100 years later, having engaged in numerous conflicts around the world, our country is still resorting to warfare when other options are available.
Every Remembrance Sunday we walk to the Cenotaph in London under the banner Never Again. As a reminder of what has gone before and with a determination that Never Again will our children or future generations inflict on others or experience themselves the horror and pity of war.
We think the slogan Never Again could be more widely used by the public and so we are promoting the slogan in the run up to Remembrance Sunday.
We are publishing a series of articles under the heading Never Again, that will focus on the human costs of the First World War and highlight the many conflicts we have fought since ‘The war to end all wars’.
Members of VFP UK will be out on the streets in the run up to Armistice Day displaying our Never Again banner and engaging with the public.
We have produced a clothing range with Never Again on the front and the numbers 1918-2018 printed on the back which feature the list of wars that Britain has fought since the “war to end all wars” finished in 1918. All money raised goes towards funding our Annual Gathering which culminates with our ceremony at The Cenotaph on Sunday 11 November 2018.