This year, all children in year 6 will be attending the Remembrance Day Service on the Green, in Crowborough and we will be laying the wreath of remembrance. This ties is very well with our year 6 history topic this Autumn term, as the children have been studying World War II and turning points that significantly impacted British history.
As a mark of your involvement, all children and families are able to purchase poppies and other Royal British Legion merchandise from the school office, throughout November. All money collected, goes to help the work of The Royal British Legion in its role of caring and campaigning for our Armed Forces and their families.
Their mission is to reach out to the 500,000 in the greatest need
At 11:00 hrs on 11th day of the 11th month of the year, 1918, the Armistice (a written agreement to call a 'truce' or ceasefire, between warring nations) came into force. This was an agreement between the allied countries and Germany and saw an end to the horrific World War I.
Following the equally tragic World war II, Commonwealth countries adopted the name 'Remembrance Day' for 'Armistice Day'. On this day, a two minute silence is held all over the world to mark the end of the two harrowing World Wars and to remember those who gave their lives for their countries.
We traditionally wear a Poppy for the month of November as a mark of remembrance for those that have died for our country. But why the poppy?
Remembrance Sunday is held in the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries as a day "to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts". It is held at 11am on the second Sunday in November (the Sunday nearest to 11 November, Armistice Day)