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Cultural Capital: Remembrance

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Conflict, Resolution and Remembrance

The first World War end on the 11th November 1918 and now on this date every year we remember those who died in that  and other conflicts since.

Poppies are worn to remember the dead because they grew on the battlefields after the war.

 

What do the different poppy colours indicate?
Red red poppy Probably the most recognisable poppy and is used as a symbol to commemorate all those who have sacrificed their lives in all global conflicts.
Black red poppy Worn to commemorate the contribution of black, African and Caribbean communities both in service and civilians.
Purple red poppy Worn to remember all the animals (like horses, dogs, dolphins and pigeons) who have been drafted into service around the world.
White red poppy Worn by people who wish to commemorate all those who have died in conflict, but are focused on highlighting alternate resolutions to conflicts other than that of military action.

Books on World War I

Books on World War II

Why People Remember?

1945 Celebrations

VE Day

Victory in Europe Day, or VE Day, was celebrated on 8th May 1945 to mark the official surrender of the German Army and the end of the Second World War in Europe.
Last year marked the 75th Anniversary of this date. Use this page to see some of the events that are taking place to celebrate VE Day, and find out more about the history leading up to and after this day.

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