The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks the signing of the Armistice, on 11th November 1918, to signal the end of World War One and when the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years continuous warfare. This is the time of the year when we wear a red poppy in memory of those who sacrificed their lives during the wars.
The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem “In Flanders Field”. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their red colour an appropriate symbol for the blood spilled in the war.
In remembrance, the teachers, members of staff and students of Southbourne School of English Bournemouth, observed two minutes of silence to honour the war dead.