This year Remembrance day was a very different day. In previous years Remembrance Sunday in Loughborough means that the town is full of many people, of all ages. There is the usual parade through the town made up of service people, guides, scouts and various cadets. It always finishes with a ceremony at the Carillion tower in Queens park where the dead are remembered with a moving ceremony as paper poppies are released from the tower.
Sadly this year none of this was possible.
Olivia – Year 9
Remembrance day is such an important day and this year we remembered the dead through a virtual Act of Worship led by Dr Pye. The Act of Worship highlighted the forgotten war in the Pacific and the soldiers who were forgotten as a result.
I enjoyed being given the chance to stop for a short while to remember those who gave their lives for us; I think that it is really important that we should continue to do this. One quote that I will hold on to from the Act of Worship is, ‘when you go home, speak of us and say, for your tomorrow, we gave out today,’ ; I found this a very powerful thought to hold on to.
Katelyn – Year 7