St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Remembrance

 

November is the month to remember the dead and to also remember all those who lost their lives in the War years. Poppies were on sale and children were eager to wear them with pride. On 11th November, we all stood in silence for two minutes to remember those who had died. We also thought about those still suffering in countries torn apart by wars.

 

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 flow,

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.

 

By John McCrae, May 1915