USUALLY, this weekend is one of the proudest of the year as join together to remember the sacrifices of previous generations and acknowledge the work of existing members of our armed forces.

It is a good weekend to gently explain to younger generations the awful price of conflict and how that price has been paid by ordinary, but very brave, members of their families and communities. Without those sacrifices, the world today would be a very different place.

At a time when we are at war with a virus, it is also worth noting that previous generations have been through dark, dark days but they didn’t give up and they came through the other side.

As we are in lockdown, many of us will not have seen a poppy seller this year. Like all charities, the Royal British Legion is being hit hard by the pandemic.

But our world is such that you can donate online. Indeed, you can join commemorations online, or just watch live television services, all from the comfort of your locked down home. Our own supplement today helps bring the bravery of previous generations to mind, plus there are silences, at 11am tomorrow and Wednesday, which can easily be joined from doorsteps.

Despite our difficulties, there is no excuse to forget to remember, and to salute the fallen.