Today we paid our respects to those who sacrificed so much for us.
Here is the short prayer of thanks that we shared to start of our act of remembrance, which we had written together as a class:
We are here to remember those who sacrificed so much for our freedom.
Please bless them and bring them and our world lasting peace,
We read the exhortation:
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow 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.
We studied the poem the exhortation is from, called ‘For the Fallen’ by Laurence Binyon, in English on Tuesday.
We were very proud to hear that he was born in Lancaster. There is a plaque on the house he lived in round the back of the Post Office depot in town.
We observed the Two Minute Silence.
We listened to The Last Post.
We recited the Kohima Epitaph:
When you go home, tell them of us and say,
For your tomorrow, we gave our today.
Finally we laid our Cross which we had decorated with poppies.