Remembrance Day

8 Nov 2018

Remembrance Day

8 Nov 2018

We will remember them…100 years on.

For decades the poppy has been worn as a sign of respect for those who have given their lives in wars and conflicts. Money raised by the sale of poppies is used to help veterans and their families who are in need.

The story of why the poppy was chosen for this purpose dates back to the First World War when in 1915, Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae lost his friend in the battle of Ypres. As he was grieving the loss of comrade Lieutenant Alexis Helmer, he spotted scores of poppies growing in the battle-torn fields.

Following the First World War, the poppy was then adopted as a symbol of remembrance. The Royal British Legion describes the poppy as a “symbol of remembrance and hope”.

This year, Remembrance Day takes place on Sunday, November 11. Special ceremonies will be held in UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and throughout the world. As they have done in previous years, students, staff and parents of BISU will attend a Remembrance Day ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier located in the Park of Glory (Ivana Mazepy St.).

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