Queen Victoria Year 6 Remembrance Assembly
November is the time of the year when we wear a red poppy in memory of those who sacrificed their lives for us during the wars.
What is Remembrance? It is on the 11th November, a very special day that is set aside to remember all those men and women who were killed during the World Wars and other conflicts. It is also called Armistice Day.
At 11 o’clock on the 11th November in 1918 the guns of the Western front fell silent after the 4 years if war.
The Queen lays the first wreath at the Cenotaph in London.
Why do we wear a poppy? Flanders is a place in Belgium where some of the most terrible fighting took place. Buildings, roads and natural life simply disappeared. It became a grave for the dead where brave soldiers fought. Only one other living thing survived – the poppy. It flowers each year bringing life and hope.
Mr Carter joined us for our Remembrance Assembly
During the two minutes’ silence, we listened to The Last Post.
Remember that it is only because of the sacrifice of so many soldiers that we are able to live in freedom and peace today.
They shall grow not old
As we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them
Nor years condemn
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We shall remember them.
So, let us all wear our poppies with pride.