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Cultural Capital: Remembrance

Guide to support events in the Library, College and the wider environment.
About Remembrance
The first World War end on the 11th November 1918.
Now every year on this date we remember all those who have died in conflicts since.
Poppies are worn to remember the dead because they grew in the battlefields after the war had ended.
There is often debate about how a poppy should be worn, however the Royal British Legion says simply that it should be worn "with pride".
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.
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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