The Trust and the public gathered together today on the 11th of November to pay their respects to those who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty ❤ A huge thank you to everybody who turned up and helped nurture such a moving service.
'In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.'
- In Flanders Fields, By John McCrae
A special thanks to Mary for reading the poem 'Flanders Fields' by John McCrae, an enormous appreciation to Chloe, from Cathay's Brass for playing 'The Last Post' via her trumpet, a big thank you to the children who came along from Step-By-Step with their beautiful poppy artwork, a huge shout-out to our lovely Knit and Natter Ladies for knitting over 800 poppies over time, and last but not least we express gratitude to Cat for turning recycled bottles into poppies, for all over the grounds. Thanks to all who donated bottles for this too!
The clouds broke and the sun shone it's rays, just after our 2-minute silence ❤