Our poppy display is up and ready for this Sunday’s Remembrance Service. This display has been created by our wonderful Woolly Wednesday group that is led by our Community Engagement Officer, Jane.
Our Remembrance Day service is this Sunday 12th November here at the church and begins at 10.30am. 4th West Bridgford Methodist Scouts will be in attendance and everybody of any age is welcome to join us for this special service.
Our display features four different colour poppies to remember different groups during this time of year.
The Peace Pledge Union distributes the white poppy which stands for
- Remembrance of all victims of war, both civilians and members of the armed forces
- Challenging war and militarism
- Commitment to peace
The purple poppy is often worn to remember animals that have been victims of war.
Animals like horses, dogs and pigeons were often drafted into the war effort, and those that wear the purple poppy feel their service should be seen as equal to that of human service.
In particular, many horses were killed or injured in World War One.
Donations to the Animal Purple Poppy Fund go to charities including World horse Welfare and the Household Cavalry Foundation
The Animal Purple Poppy Fund uses the word poppy with the agreement of the Royal British Legion.
The Black Poppy Rose commemorates the contributions of African, Black Peoples, West Indian, Caribbean, Pacific Islands and indigenous communities to the global wars.
The charitable organisation was launched in 2010 and aims to highlight ‘largely untold historical legacies’ from the 16th century onwards.
The red poppy is the symbol of the Royal British Legion. It is the most famous symbol used to commemorate those who sacrificed their lives in World War One and conflicts that followed.
It is a symbol of both Remembrance and hope of a peaceful future.
Wearing a poppy was inspired by the fields of poppies that grew where many of the battles of World War one were fought and shows support for the armed Forces community.
For more information about our Woolly Wednesday group check our Community Groups page here on our website.