Tuesday 8 November 2011

Poppy Day Collection

Lemar & George from Year 6 are going around all the Infant & Junior classes with the Poppy Collection this week. If you would like your child to purchase a poppy for Remembrance Day, please send in a donation. We will be observing a 2 minute silence on Friday, after playtime. Below is a copy of the poem by John McCrae, which powerfully sums up the sacrifice made by soldiers defending our country.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

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