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Remembrance Day

Posted: November 10, 2017

As Remembrance Day falls on a weekend this year, DC will not be holding a trumpet salute. However, you can catch DC parent Wendy Thompson, who played the salute for us last year, in Tung Chung. She will be playing Saturday 11 November at the YMCA pitch at 11.11am.

Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed in many countries around the world to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November in most countries to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”.

The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I; their brilliant red colour became a symbol for the blood spilled in the war. The PTA Shop has poppies available for sale (by donation) for students, parents and staff who wish to wear one, the money going to the Royal British Legion (HK and China Branch) Poppy Appeal.