Students make poppies to remember those who died for their freedom

Students make poppies to remember those who died for their freedom

By Jaiden, 12, Jill Dando News @ PCSA

Students have created poppies for the remembrance of the people who died from casualties like from the World Wars.

As part of their citizenship program, over 1000 students at Priory Community School Academy (PCSA) created poppies for Remembrance Day, which is on the 11th of November, this Saturday.

They created poppies with a message for the people who gave their lives to protect and serve.

Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth member states since the end of the First World War in 1919 to honour armed forces members who have died in the line of duty.

The day is also marked by war remembrances in several other non-Commonwealth countries.

This day is also known as Poppy Day.

Students from Priory Community School Academy joined 5000 students and 700 staff in schools of The Priory Learning Trust (TPLT) to pay their respects.

PCSA Principal Angelos Markoutsas said: “We are delighted to have been able to mark Remembrance Day. We will never forget those who laid down their lives.”

Remembrance Day is always marked on November 11 and is a memorial to remember those members of the armed forces who have fought and died in the line of duty.

The tradition was first started by King George V in 1919 to mark the end of World War 1, with hostilities formally ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month", in accordance with the armistice.

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