Remembrance Day 2015 is a memorial day that is important for each one of us. In this article we’ll be looking at the significance of memories for all of us. We will look at what is Remembrance Day, and when it is – for it’s so easy to let dates slip by when you’re busy. We’ll find out what happens on the big day and all about the iconic Remembrance Day poppy. So enter into the Remembrance Day spirit, for your positive vibe can help to ensure that what we are remembering does not happen again, in our world.
REMEMBRANCE DAY 2015 MATTERS TO US ALL
Memories are sooo important. If you want to block out the gloom, that’s understandable, but think again. Deeper knowledge can alter your perspective:
- The purpose of remembering history, and our own lives, is so we can learn and grow
- Remembering those who have died, our heroic ancestors, is an ancient tradition that gives us a sense of meaning and connection
- Remembrance Day promotes peace by reminding us of the evils of war – and it’s what those people died for
- Memories are more than shadows – the past lives on in vibrant memories
- ‘All that dies shall be reborn’ – whatever Remembrance Day means to you, it is not just about endings and sacrifice, but about a good future
WHAT IS REMEMBRANCE DAY
Remembrance Day is also known as Armistice Day. It falls on November 11th. This marks the exact date and time that the First World War came to an end – at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, back in 1918. There is also Remembrance Sunday, each year. This falls on the second Sunday in November.
The anniversary is an occasion for remembering all those who have died in all wars, not just World War I. So this includes World War II, the Falklands War, the Gulf War, and conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq and other locations around the globe.
WHEN IS REMEMBRANCE DAY
On Sunday November 8th 1015 is when most people will be celebrating Remembrance Day, although strictly speaking Remembrance Day 2015 is on Wednesday 11th. From 2014 – 2018 this takes on added significance, as it marks the centenary of the First World War.
WHAT HAPPENS ON REMEMBRANCE DAY
There are usually ceremonies at war memorials, cenotaphs and churches throughout the country. Check out your locality, to find what’s happening in your area, if you want to join in. Groups such as Scouts and Guides are often part of ceremonies, which are held in parks and squares, at memorials. Rows of poppies may be mounted on crosses, and there may be other displays of wreaths and flowers.
The Royal Family and top politicians gather at The Cenotaph in Whitehall, London, for a memorial service. The Royal British Legion organises a parade and there are concerts and other events.
On Remembrance Day itself – i.e. Wednesday 11th – a two minutes silence will be held at 11am, in many organisations, such as schools and offices. In Trafalgar Square a silence will be held from 10am to 11.45, organized by the Royal British Legion. This is to show respect for those who died and reflect on the issue of war.
WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR REMEMBRANCE DAY 2015
If the idea of war upsets you, don’t let it get you down. Instead, take action:
- If you are spiritual, it is a good time to visualise love and light going to war-torn parts of the world, sending peace and healing
- Organise a healing circle or group, and send prayers and good thoughts together
- Buy and wear a poppy – see below
- Do something to help ex-servicemen and their families
- Do something to help anyone today who is suffering the effects of war
THE REMEMBRANCE DAY POPPY
‘In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below...’
This is the first verse from the poem In Flanders Fields, written by a Canadian soldier and physician, who fought and died in the First World War. He noticed how poppies grew so quickly around the graves of those who died at Ypres.
The bright red of poppies symbolises at once vibrant life, but also the blood which is shed at death. Poppies are vivid, yet they quickly fade – just like human life. The poppy also gives opium, which in turn gives morphine – the poppy is the plant of sleep, that lifts you into another world.
Around Remembrance Day poppies are sold in aid of ex-servicemen and worn with pride by anyone who wishes to honour the dead. White poppies are also worn by some who may feel that red poppies glorify war, while the white poppy symbolises peace. However, the red poppy is far from supporting war – as the poem that inspired it makes clear, the Remembrance Day poppy is about marking the sacrifice of those who died.
REMEMBRANCE DAY KEEPS MEMORIES ALIVE
In this article we have looked at Remembrance Day 2015, what is Remembrance Day, what happens on Remembrance Day, and the Remembrance Day poppy. We’ve also looked at the importance of memories, how they teach us, help us cope with loss and can inspire us to create a better future. But memories can also be painful and losses hard to bear. Maybe you have experienced loss and Remembrance Day might bring up difficulties for you, just because it can be sad. Such feelings aren’t easy to deal with alone, and you need some insight and encouragement. At TheCircle you can always contact a Psychic or Medium who can help you. Benefit from a Psychic Reading, check your Horoscope, get some advice, insight and support. A Clairvoyant Reading can show ways to move forwards, so make contact with us without delay
PUBLISHED: 05 NOVEMBER 2015