Abbey Catholic Primary School
Abbey Catholic Primary School

104 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 an end to the fighting. Our nation and commonwealth has recalled that moment of remembrance for decades. This year is no different.

On Friday 11th November, the John Paul II Multi Academy gathered together to pay our respects to all those brave soldiers with a service including two minutes of silence, readings, prayers and the national anthem.

This year we reflected, in particular, on the loss of her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Her devotion to public service has been an inspiration with her wisdom and strength having often provided solace to her people in times of darkness, most recently during the pandemic.

Many thanks go to all those parents, grandparents, parishioners and visitors who gathered to join the John Paul II Multi Academy 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.