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Remembrance Sunday 2017; Keeping Their Names Alive

Another year, another Remembrance Sunday parade. Last year, an elderly veteran played an important role in the ceremony. This year, he wasn’t there. Little things like that play on your mind, amidst the solemnity of the event. Remembrance Sunday 2017 wasn’t… Continue Reading →

Remembrance Sunday 2016; Lest We Forget Their Sacrifice

Today, this Remembrance Sunday 2016, we marched in the local Remembrance Day parade. We wore our poppies with pride. Past the gathered crowd that lined the roads, we silently marched. The Rector lead us in hymn and prayer, as we bowed our heads. We… Continue Reading →

Wartime Poetry; Acrostic Poems for Remembrance Day Studies

After reading various war poems, my elder child suggested it would be a great idea to write our own poetry. To support the creative enthusiasm, I tried to model a poem for them. I aimed for something with simple language, yet with… Continue Reading →

We Will Remember Them; Remembrance Day Studies

This week is all about Remembrance Day, and why it’s so important. My great-grandfather served in the Great War and my great-uncles served in World War Two. My family tree, like many others, does contain that ultimate sacrifice. Even if… Continue Reading →

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