LEST WE NOT FORGET
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
Sixth Form Students led a College Assembly at 11am this morning to remember all those who have served in the armed forces throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.
During History class 10JK researched men from the local area who died in the First World War. This year marked the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. Two men from Loughbrickland, William McFadden and Thomas William Boyd Small died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme when they went ‘over the top’ into the gun battle with the Germans. Students watched a video clip from the 1 July 1916, the day that two local men died.
This year 2016 the Poppy Appeal is asking the nation to ‘Rethink Remembrance’ by recognising the sacrifices made not just by the Armed Forces of the past, but by today’s generation too. For many people, Remembrance is associated with the fallen of the First and Second World Wars. While we will always remember them, the Legion wants to raise awareness of a new generation of veterans and Service personnel that need our support.