Remembrance Sunday: 08/11/20
This is the day we remember all those who died in World War 1, which ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 1918. This is why we have the 2 minute silence at 11 am.
The poppy is the symbol because after the war, many zones, such as the Flanders, were completely devastated and destroyed. All signs of life were gone and nothing was there any more, except for the wild poppies which continued to grow.
More information about Remembrance Day can be found at The Royal British Legion Website linked down below-
‘In Flander’s fields’ is one of the most famous poems ever written, around this time. It was written by John McCrae whom had lost a friend just the day before the poem was written. He was buried with the other fallen soldiers and between the graves- decorated with a simple wooden cross- wild poppies grew.
In Flander’s Fields
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields
As it is clear that the Remembrance Day is not quite going to be the same this year due to the Coronavirus, here is a list of activities and ideas for how you can safely spend the day as a family-
The Royal British Legion have also put up ideas on their website of how you and your family members can ‘get together’ for remembrance day (without physically getting together of course) as well as activity ideas to do as a family as well. Just press the button below for more info-
Coming Soon….. 🎄
Christmas and advent is coming and so is a new themed activity page to be launched December 1st just in time for your first advent door to be opened!!!