We Will Remember Them
As we approach Remembrance Day, we felt it is important to stop and reflect and of course, remember and support the Armed Forces community, those currently serving, ex-serving personnel and their families.
At this time of year, the poppy is seen as a symbol of Remembrance and hope, including hope for a positive future and peaceful world. John McCrae wrote the poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ which inspired the use of the poppy as a symbol of Remembrance.
In the spring of 1915, shortly after losing a friend in Ypres, the Canadian doctor, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae wrote his now-famous poem after seeing poppies growing in battle-scarred fields:
In Flanders Fields
In Flanders’ fields, the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders’ fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe;
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high,
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders’ Fields.
We will remember them – join us as we observe a 2-minute silence on Sunday 10th November 2019 and Monday 11th November 2019 at 11.00am.
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