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Milesmark Primary School remembers

14th February 2014

To support the fundraising activties in the school, Primary 6/7 wrote poems to be read out at their annual school remembrance service. Rachael Eriyagama’s poem “Poppy Day” was chosen to read out and brought some of the audience to tears! She has kindly shared it with us.

Poppy Day

11 is what you should remember the 11th hour of the 11th day of November.

Poppy day has other names like Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, so remember the 11th of November.

So remember the 11th of November, because you have to remember the two minutes silence to represent your remembrance of the violence.

It’s ok to say, remember this day because it’s good to remember the 11th of November.

Remember the people that fought for you.

Remember, remember and remember.

There may be lots of flowers in the world – roses, tulips and pansies but poppy is the special one so remember, remember and remember.

Remember the people that saved our country

Remember, remember and remember.

The 11th hour of the 11th day, may sound like a lot of 11s but please remember it’s a day in November that means a lot so

please, oh please remember the 11th of November

Remember, remember and remember.

Thank you Rachael for sharing this with us, and for all the hard work the staff and pupils put into fundraising for Poppyscotland this year.