Remembrance Day

“Lest we forget”

Did you know Remembrance Day was originally called Armistice Day? This day marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. This was the day and time that the armistice had been signed that ended the fighting. The name was changed from Armistice Day to Remembrance Day in order to commemorate not only those from World War One but everyone who fought and lost their lives in war on behalf of their country.

The poppies we wear represent all the fallen solders in war as poppies were the first flower to grow on the World War One battlefields after the war ended.

We thank everyone who fought for this wonderful country that we can call home. Each year at Elim we show our appreciation by having a ceremony and service to honour those that were involved in the wars. Remember to have two minutes of silence at 11am to mark the end of the war and remember those who have fallen.

To see more photos from our Remembrance Day ceremony head over to our Facebook page.