Rememberance Day 2019
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Kuwait National English School – Secondary Department
Remembrance & Tolerance Assembly
On Wednesday, 13th of November, Kuwait National English School held our Remembrance and Tolerance Assembly to commemorate the Soldiers who had lost and sacrificed their lives for our freedom and peace around the world, during the First and Second World War.
First of all Madame Chantal Al Gharabally, School Director, addressed the students by sharing her story on how her relatives contributed to the Great War in France. She also gave us an opportunity to stand and have two minutes of silence to show our respect to the people who sacrificed their lives in both wars.
Our Head Boy Ibrahim Al Azmi opened the ceremony by welcoming our secondary students. Furthermore, Ahmad Ibrahim year 9B had his informative presentation where we learnt about how the war has started, conditions in the trenches and more importantly after the conflict, which became known as Remembrance Day, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month 1918. During this presentation Ahmad set the tone for the day and focused our minds on the sacrifices and suffering which have taken place over the last 101 years.
Rania read the poem “in Flanders field” by John McCrea, a doctor serving with the Canadian Armed Forces, he was so deeply moved by what he saw in Northern France that, in 1915 in his pocket book he wrote the poem. Janna Yousef presented her speech on why it is important to wear our Poppies, in which we are helping the victims of war and their families. It is a reminder to each one of us to say thank you to all those who died: during both world wars, and in more recent conflicts across the world.
Finally, the Assembly was formally ended by reminding Kuwait National English School students to think and remember with thanks to those who had given their lives in sacrifice so that we can live in a more secure and peaceful world.