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Remembrance - Lest we forget

Remembrance Day is commemorated on November 11th each year and marks the end of World War I in 1918.

The intention of the day is to remember the fallen on both sides in the 'Great War'.

Remembrance Day has evolved in different ways around the world. Depending on where you are in the world, it can be known as Armistice Day, Veterans' Day, Remembrance Day, Poppy Day and may not even be celebrated on November 11th.

In the UK, the official commemoration was moved to the Sunday closest to 11th November in 1939. This Sunday observance has remained since and is also marked each year with a 2-minute silence on 11th of the 11th at 11am.  

How is Adult Education Wolverhampton getting involved?

During November a selection of classes across AEW will be researching the history of Remembrance Day, and producing work in commemoration to all who lost their lives in conflicts past and present. Whilst researching this topic students from Life Skills classes found out that the money normally raised by the Poppy Appeal will be low this year due to COVID. The students therefore will be organising, promoting and taking part in a socially distanced sponsored walk in West Park to raise funds for this important charity. 

What will you do to support Remembrance Day? Why not get in touch and support one of our students. 

Poppy Appeal 2020

Every poppy makes a difference to the lives of our Armed Forces community. Like so many things this year, the Poppy Appeal has had to adapt to the threat of Covid-19. We're calling on the public to support us like never before, because every poppy counts. 

Find out how you can support on the British Legion Website.
Last modified on Tuesday, 03 November 2020 12:31