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Remembrance Day – also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day (the event it commemorates) – is a day to commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war, specifically since the First World War. It is observed on 11 November to recall the end of World War I on that date in 1918 (major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice).
In the United Kingdom, Remembrance Sunday is the second Sunday in November, the Sunday nearest to 11 November (Armistice Day). An act of remembrance is included in our morning service, at the usual time of 11:15.
In Balfron, following the church service, Remembrance Sunday is marked by a ceremony at the war memorial, attended by civic dignitaries, ex-servicemen and -women and represenatives of all churches. Members of local uniformed organisations, e.g. Brownies also attend. Wreaths of poppies are laid on the memorial and two minutes' silence is held.
Armed Forces' Day (formerly Veterans' Day) is a separate commemoration, celebrated for the first time on 27 June 2009
In 2015 we remembered with the Children by making our own Remembrance Crosses..
Thank you to the Wonderful Sunday Club teachers for this great task.