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Lest We Forget: Honouring Remembrance Day

11 November 2020
Lest We Forget: Honouring Remembrance Day

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.”

Today is Remembrance Day and we have joined the rest of the country in remembering those who have fallen in war, observing two minutes of silence.

The children have all made poppies to pay their respects to the Armed Forces. These are displayed along our fence for our community to see. This day is even more special for us as we sit at the heart of a large Garrison and the majority our families are military.

Emily Taylor, our Headteacher said: "We are extremely proud to serve our Military Community. Remembrance Day is even more meaningful for us as we have such strong links with the Regiments here and the long standing military heritage of Salisbury Plain. "

Remembrance Day falls every year on the 11th of November, the date in which the armistice was signed in 1918 to signify the end of World War One. The Great War, as it became known, devastated Europe, and claimed lives on a scale unlike any conflict that had been fought before.

On Remembrance day today, we remember the sacrifices made by the armed forces community from Britain and the Commonwealth, the special contribution of families and of the emergency services, and the innocent civilians who have lost their lives in conflict.

Remembrance Day is a poignant event and we believe in showing the utmost respect for all of those who have given their lives in wars. Remembering the fallen in war helps pupils to recognise the human cost of conflict and stresses the importance of peace. However you are commemorating Remembrance Day, we wish you all the best.

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