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Remembrance Service

by Nightingale Book Creator


The 11th Month of the 11th day of the 11th hour.

We will remember them.
Abbeywood Memorial Garden
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Why do we do remembrance day?
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What we did at Abbey Wood War Memorial
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The Remembrance Poem:
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Poppies Representation:
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Our Messages of Remembrance:
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Photo Gallery
Why do we have remembrance day?

A two-minute silence is held at 11am to remember the people who have died in wars around the world. Remembrance Day marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918. Remembrance Sunday is also marked each year, which usually falls on the second Sunday in November.
On November 11th 2022 Pupil Parliament were invited to attend a remembrance service at Abbeywood War Memorial.

This is our story.
What we did at the Abbey Wood War Memorial:
We left school at 9:30am and arrived at 10:30am at the Memorial garden.
We visited Abbey Wood War Memorial to celebrate Remembrance day.
We read a poem, then we laid down poppies with a little message to those who have fallen in the wars that have occurred in the past.
We took pictures of the Abbey Wood Memorial Garden while we were there.

We took part in a 2 minute silence, showing respect and giving us time to hold those fallen heroes in our thoughts.
This is the poem that we read on remembrance day and on the 11th hour, 11th day and on the 11th month is the day we remember the people who have past away.
"They shall not grow old
as we that are left grow old
and shall not weary them
nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
we will remember them"
Red poppy flowers represent consolation, remembrance and death. In other ways , the poppy is a common symbol that has been used to represent everything from peace to death and even simply sleep. Since ancient times, poppies placed on tombstones represent eternal sleep.
The purple poppy was created in 2006 by the charity Animal Aid as a way to commemorate animals which served during conflicts as the charity viewed that they had been the forgotten victims of war. Approximately eight million horses and donkeys died during the First World War.

The BlackPoppyRose was launched in September 2010 by Selena Carty. Created to be a symbol that represents the contributions made by the African/Black/West Indian/Caribbean/Pacific Islands.
The first white poppies were sold in 1933 by the Co-Operative-Guild.
The white poppies represent the remembrance for victims of war of all nationalities.