Being a born and bread British brand Remembrance Sunday is one day which is very close to our hearts. This year (2021) marks 100 years since the nation’s collective Remembrance traditions were first brought together.
Here we list 8 Things You Can Do On Remembrance Sunday:
- Wear a Poppy - The Poppy is used as a symbol to remember those who have given their lives in battle is because they are the flowers which grew on the battlefields after World War One ended. You can Buy Your Poppy or Make A Donation from The Royal British Legion website. The "Poppy Appeal" is the RBL's biggest fundraising campaign. Donations provide support for members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families. By making a donation, you’re helping to help those in need within the Armed Forces community.
- Visit The Cenotaph - On Remembrance Sunday a service and parade usually takes place at 11am at the Cenotaph in Whitehall. This national parade is attended by the Queen, politicians and military representatives.
- Write A Letter To The Armed Forces - Encourage your children to learn more about the importance of remembrance. Using the HM Forces with Royal Mail send a letter to those currently deployed to thank them for their sacrifices. This service provides an opportunity for youth to send letters to express gratitude to those who served in times of war, military conflict and peace or to still-serving Canadian Armed Forces members. This learning activity allows youth to actively remember the sacrifices and achievements of British Veterans.
- Get creative with Origami - Make a "Peace Crane" - An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds one thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by the gods. The orizuru became a symbol of peace when a girl who was exposed to radiation in Hiroshima folded paper cranes in hope of making a full recovery from leukemia.
- 2 Minutes Silence - The most common of all practices to remember those who fought for our freedom. Pause at 11:00am on 11 November
- Take On An 11/11 Challenge! - Take on the challenge in a way that suits you, from baking 11 cupcakes or repurposing 11 items, running up 11 flights of stairs or knitting 11 poppies for 11 friends – the choices are endless!!! Sign up HERE today!
- Visit The Imperial War Museum - After a year in lockdowns and social distancing what better way that to celebrate remembrance than with a family day out!
- Read! - Encourage your children to learn about Remembrance Sunday and the meaning behind it. Here is a list of books tailored to children and teens.