Lest we forget

13 November 2023

Remembrance Sunday 2023

Sombre weather on 12 November provided an apt backdrop for the crowd that gathered to pay respects at the war memorial at the old civic centre in Harrow. David House and James Keeler represented Community ConneX.
Two men from Community ConneX hold a poppy wreath

Wreath and reflection

David and James laid a wreath after a two-minute silence. They listened to leaders of Harrow’s faith groups who shared prayers of hope and reflections on sacrifice for the greater good.

David said he was thinking about his grandparents and their generation: “They gave their lives so that we could live in a better world.” He lamented the tragedy that many conflicts still rage on: “I was thinking about people who are still losing their lives through war. Why is this still happening in today’s world?”A poppy wreath with a message: we will remember

Poems and parades

Remembrance Sunday is an opportunity for young people to show what they have learned from the sacrifices made by people who lost their lives in conflict. Schoolchildren from Harrow wrote poems about remembrance and conflict. The Mayor of Harrow, Cllr Ramji Chauhan, presented the budding poets with certificates.

Other young people took also part in the memorial ceremony parades with cadets and scouts marching along the memorial route.Mayor of Harrow with children holding certificates

Army cadets marching

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