“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.Earlier this week, together with St George's Primary School and St Mary's Broughton Gifford, some of our pupils recorded their answers to the questions "What does Remembrance mean to me?"and "Who will I be remembering?" which were played on Monday morning on BBC Radio Wiltshire.
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. This year, we have been able to mark this important day in person, and we are looking forward to attending events on Remembrance Sunday this coming weekend.
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.
This year marks 100 years since the nation’s collective Remembrance traditions were first brought together, and the Royal British Legion is reflecting on what the next 100 years of Remembrance could look like by examining how, who, and why we remember.
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 the importance of peace.