By: H. Prado
As usual, the remembrance service at St. Paul’s was done beautifully as the Prep School, Senior school and staff members gathered silently for one minute as a tribute to the soldiers who fought in the wars.
The ceremony took place on Friday the 10th of November during period three. The normal school day changed slightly to accommodate the event: our break was twenty minuets earlier so that we wouldn’t miss lesson time.
At the service, songs were played by our own St. Paul’s pupils, Mrs. Simpson read a few words to honor the soldiers. Flowers were laid out on a table as a tribute to the militaries, and, throughout the week, poppies were sold to help the families of the soldiers who are currently fighting for their countries.
On the eleventh of November 1918, at eleven o’clock, the fighting at World War I stopped and, after a few months poppies, grew over the deceased bodies on the battlefield. Since then, poppies have become a symbol for hope.
The event was planned out with care as everyone remembered the lives sacrificed for world peace. On Saturday, the same event happened on multiple places around the World, where people stopped to remember the lives of soldiers, who gave up their futures, who were split from their families, who abandoned their lives to shape the future of the World.