Will you remember?

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This week in school we celebrate the theme of remembrance. I believe for all of us there is a special poignance as the centenary of WWI is celebrated this year. So what can we take from this time that has meaning for the world we live in today?

It is important to stop and think of how we can remember those who sacrificed their lives for the freedoms we take for granted each day. Some people may suggest that as the memories of the World Wars fade with each generation we could risk forgetting the reality of what they lived through. Today there is a risk that we trivialise the experience as “war games” for young people are popular and detach us from the human reality of what really happens.

At times the enormity of suffering and death experienced is difficult to comprehend. The striking installation of poppies at the Tower…

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