Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Armistice. Commemorating 100 Years Since the End of WWI

We commemorated Armistce with a week long project. We visited our local memorial and copied the names of all those from our village who gave their lives in World War I and World War II; we researched poems written by soldiers, loved ones and by our own lovely Monkey Girl; we looked at the animals who helped during both wars, we thanked and prayed for our own lovely family members who particiaped in the Wars and we learnt about the white poppy representing peace. 

My Cadet children and my Detachment Commander husband marched for the fallen.

In her role as The Lord Lietenant's Cadet, Ballet Girl accompanied the County Depty Lord Lieutenant to lay a wreath at the local Cenotaph.

And she assisted in the lighting of the Peace Beacon in the evening. I am incredibly proud of her and of all my children in their roles. I hope my grandparents and great-grandparents would feel the same.

My Boy and I went on a Peace Walk for reflection and to fulfill a promise to our grandparents that we will learn from mistakes of war.

For Nanny J, Grandad O. Gran'ma M and Grandad S. 
I love you. Thank you.