Remembrance Sunday is held "to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts". Two minutes' silence is held at 11 a.m.
Then wreaths are usually laid; the red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem In Flanders Fields.
These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, and their brilliant red colour became a symbol for the blood spilled in the war.
The Royal British Legion organises 'The Festival of Remembrance' in the Royal Albert Hall, London, on the Saturday before 'Remembrance Sunday'. This includes military displays by current members of the armed forces, choral works, and prayers. It culminates with Servicemen and Women, with representatives from youth uniformed organizations and uniformed public security services of the City of London, parading down the aisles and onto the floor of the hall. The evening ends with a two-minute silence and the falling of one million poppy petals, each one representing a life lost.
Be sure to visit our chapel, to the side next to the pulpit, to see the plaques and windows we have commemorating loved ones that were lost during the war.
Specifically the stunning kneelers cushions, as pictured above, were donated by Evelyn Bowdin, in remembrance of Harry Bowdin, who both lived in Lima and attended the Good Shepherd for 30 years. They were sewn by Carol Bowdin (Harry and Evelyn's daughter) and Sandra Holme (Harry and Evelyn's granddaughter). - as advised by Sandra Holme.
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This year's Remembrance Day is on Sunday 13th November, our service will be held at 10am. Legionnaires are to be there at 9:30am.
As is the custom, poppies will be available from The Royal British Legion at the service.
Refreshments will be served after the service in the parish hall.