This year we had to change the way we commemorated Remembrance Sunday.
The small church service planned for the Act of Remembrance was livestreamed by Holy Trinity Church on their Facebook page from approximately 10:50 am on Sunday 8 November.
Read the story of the Arnold brothers (6 MB)and how one family's loss is remembered at Holy Trinity Church.
To knit or crochet your own poppy, download the patterns here (458 KB).
"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them."
Freedom was won on that beach.
And end that had previously seemed out of
reach was no longer a lifetime away,
because everything changed on that day.
From Utah down to Pegasus Bridge,
on the tide, in orchards, on every ridge,
they fought to liberate, many fell.
But the fortunate lived to proudly tell
the tales of friends left at the shore, on
the day they changed the course for war.
We honour here the few who remain
and the forever young who were gently
lain in ordered rows on foreign land.
Always remembered, our bonded band
of brothers who gave their lives abroad
on the burning sands of Gold and Sword.