Event - Remembrance Day

11 November 2019

101 years since the end of the First World War. At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th Month the guns fell silent on the Western Front to bring to an end the fighting.

Our nation and commonwealth has recalled that moment of remembrance for decades. This year is no different. It is another year where we say 'thank you'. Thank you to all the Commonwealth, the Pioneers, the Children, the Armed Forces, the brave women who kept up our country functioning during times of peril.

On Monday 11th November we paid our respects to those brave soldiers with a service including two minutes of silence, readings, prayers, poems, the national anthem and a rendition of Jerusalem, sung by one of the children.

Many thanks go to all those parents, grandparents, parishioners and visitors who gathered to join the Abbey Catholic Primary School in our Remembrance Day service.

John Maxwell Edmonds wrote in Remembrance of our soldiers: 'When you go home, tell them of us and say, 'For your tomorrow, we gave our today.''

The current and next generation must never forget this.