Remembrance day 2017

At Bloomsbury International School Hatyai we pride ourselves on promoting intercultural understanding amongst our students in order for them to become respectful global citizens. At 11am today, students joined staff to hold a two-minute silence to remember the people who have died in conflict as part of Remembrance Day.

Also known as Armistice Day, it is celebrated by the United Kingdom and it’s Commonwealth countries every year on 11th November. It marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. Since then, the day is used to remember all veterans and servicemen that have fought and were lost in more recent combat.

Poppies have been worn by members of staff since the beginning of November as a symbol of respect to those who sacrificed their lives for their countries. Many students have been asking teachers about the poppy and have been eager to learn more about its symbolism. The scarlet poppy was the only flower that was able to grow in the barren battlefields, after the First World War ended. It has now become a memorial symbol, and was depicted in John McCrae's famous poem ‘In Flanders Field’, which was written to commemorate his fallen comrades.


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