Year 6 Remembers
Friday 9th November |
Remembrance Day, also known as Armistice Day, takes place on the 11th November each year. It marks the signing of the Armistice, an agreement, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month which signaled the end of the First World War. On Remembrance Sunday, across the country, ceremonies take place at war memorials, cenotaphs and churches where people are given the opportunity to lay wreaths or small wooden crosses. A poem is often read at the service reminding us of the fallen soldiers who will never grow old and must always be remembered. We remember particularly Captain Charles Butler, an RAF pilot from Farsley, and all those from the Farsley area who lost their life in the First World War which ended 100 years ago this year.
They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.
When you go home, tell them of us and say:
For your tomorrow, we gave our today.