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Remembrance Day 2020

Virgo Fidelis students and staff observed a two minutes silence in honour of all the people who lost their lives whilst serving in the armed forces. Students reflected on the huge sacrifices people made to defend our country and protect our way of life.

‘Remembrance is the act of honouring those who serve to defend our democratic freedoms and way of life.
We unite across faiths, cultures and backgrounds to remember the service and sacrifice of the Armed Forces community from Britain and the Commonwealth.’

Remembrance serves a number of important purposes:

1. As Thanks - It is a chance for individuals, communities and the nation to honour those who serve and sacrifice to defend our nation and our way of life and who gave their today for our tomorrow

2. To bring communities together - Communities across Britain irrespective of religion, race or ethnicity share a history of service and sacrifice from the two world wars through to the present day and therefore Remembrance is a time to reflect on what we have in common as different communities within our nation

3. To understand who we are - To understand modern Britain is to understand that it was built upon the service and sacrifice of millions of men and women from Britain and the Commonwealth during the two great wars and in the rebuilding of the nation after them

4. To learn – as we remember the service and sacrifice of so many, who came from every walk of life and from every background, whether they served 100 years ago or today, the act of remembering reminds us that we must all continue to strive for a better and more peaceful future