Thought For The Day – Wednesday 2nd November 2022
Remembrance and Respect
Today, All Souls’ Day, is an important day in the Christianity. All Souls’ Day on November 2nd follows All Saints’ Day on November 1st and remembers all those who have passed away, particularly those who have passed away in the past year. Their light, love and guidance is always with us.
In early November, we particularly remember up to, and on November 11th (Armistice Day) and November 13th (Remembrance Sunday), and beyond.
Poppies will be on sale for £1 today with monies going to The Royal British Legion. Wristbands and reflectors are available. There are a few metal poppies left, priced at £2.
The beautiful poppy grew amidst the service, suffering and sacrifice on Flanders Fields in Belgium and in Northern France in the First World War. Shortly after losing a friend in Ypres, Belgium, in the First World War, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, a Canadian doctor, was moved by the sight of these poppies. This inspiration led him to write the poem “In Flanders Fields”. It would inspire The Poppy Appeal, first started 101 years ago.
The poppy is a beautiful symbol of hope, inspiration, colour, positivity, resilience and respect. It remembers those inspirational people, and their families, who have suffered, served and sacrificed, and those inspirational people, and their families, who still suffer, serve and sacrifice. Vitally too, the poppy also remembers other wonderful people: the inspirational service of the emergency services and the victims of terrorism.
Please ensure you are wearing a poppy to show remembrance and respect.
Thank you very much for your support once again. It is very much appreciated.