Remembrance Day recognises the end of World War 1, which occurred at 11.00 on 11 November 1918. At this point, the guns that had been raging since 28 July 1914, fell silent. The red flowered corn poppy became the symbol of peace, as amidst the mud and carnage of the battlefields in Flanders, Belgium, this delicate flower was the first plant to grow. Traditionally on Remembrance Day two bugle or trumpet pieces are played. The Last Post, which is then followed by two minutes's silence, and a second piece called Reveille (the wake-up call). The silence is given so that people can reflect and contemplate on the sacrifice that so many have made during all wars and conflicts, many that are still ongoing today.
At St. Stephen's, Mr Simon Hunt (Head of Music) played the Reveille following a minute's silence observed by the whole school. Students and staff will be attending the Remembrance Commemoration held at The British Club this coming Sunday, as a mark of respect and gratitude to all those who have sacrificed their lives in all conflicts so that we can enjoy the peace of today.
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