Today we stood in silence as a mark of respect for all those around the world who have lost their life defending our homes.
Poppies are not just about the two World Wars but about all the people whose lives have been affected by conflict from 1914, to the men and women around the world who are affected by conflict today, and the families who worry about their loved ones every day.
Remembrance is something that we all take part in and when you wear your poppy this year you can think about the comfort that you are giving to the families of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Our support is just as important today as it was in the past, just as it is still important to work for peace.
Our community at Fyling Hall has a long history with the Armed Forces. Past pupils and families have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom and future. We gather here as a memorial to all those who have made a sacrifice to secure our future.
When you go home, tell them of us and say,
for your tomorrow, we gave our today.
When we pause for a minute’s silence, we are carrying a tradition that has lasted for nearly 100 years. This tradition is there to help us to remember, to pause and think, and to learn the lessons from the past.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grown 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.
Remembrance is something that we all take part in and are proud to do so.