Always a sombre day of the year, Remembrance Sunday falls on 12th November and is a chance for us to remember those brave men and women who fought for our freedom.
War memorials throughout our area will be the focal point for wreath laying and Remembrance Services.
You can also wear your 'poppy with pride' as they are in the shops now.
The scarlet poppy is the symbol of remembrance, a poignant flower that grows along hedgerows and in our meadows during the summer. The significance of the poppy can be traced back to the First World War (1914 to 1918) during which most of the fighting took place in Western Europe and in particularly in Flanders, France. The countryside was blasted by gunfire and swamped by mud, transforming the rural landscape to a brutal battlefield. However, the red Flanders poppies, even with its delicate petals, were resilient and grew in their thousands, flourishing in the blood, mud and shrapnel of no man’s land and between the rows and rows of wooden crosses that marked soldiers’ graves.