We commemorate those lives lost for our Country in moving tributes across the town.
Across Blackpool and the Nation, we fell silent to remember those who have lost their lives in service to our Country. Scouts across Blackpool have been taking part in activities to commemorate Remembrance Day and the centenary of the Royal British Legion, which was created by Earl Haig in 1921.
Blackpool Scouts joined with the rest of the town at the annual Remembrance Day Service on Sunday 14th November 2021. Leading with the two minutes silence, the service and wreath laying in memory of those who gave their lives in the service of their Country. It was then followed by the parade where young people and volunteers from across Blackpool Scouts donned their smartest uniform, poppies on, to commemorate the fallen.
"I felt honoured to be apart of this parade and represent Blackpool Scouts."
Over at 1st Staining Scout Group, young people, adult volunteers, parents, and the village all gathered at St. Luke’s Church for a service of remembrance. Aaron Johnson, volunteer with Beavers, said “we as a Scout Group have always worked closely with the local community. We walked to the local cenotaph for the 2-minute silence and laying of the wreaths. Which our young people led with for our Group”.
7th Blackpool Scout Group were parading with pride on Mereside. The Group recently moved to their new home at the Freedom Centre on Mereside and their Group Scout Leader, Rachel Tax, said ‘the first on many we hope!’. Another leader from the Group, Simon Allsop, used his musical talents to play The Last Post at St. Christopher’s Church on Remembrance Sunday for the 100th anniversary of the Royal British Legion.
57th Blackpool, based at Unity Academy, used their imagination and got creative by making a Remembrance display by recycling bottles, painting them red and decorating a tree at the school.
Young people from 10th Blackpool, located at St. John’s Church in the town centre, had a tour of the church to talk about why we remember. They created a poppy wreath to leave at the church to commemorate those lives lost.
Up in Bispham, young people at 1st Bispham Beavers, decorated their own poppy, learnt about remembrance and the reason why the Royal British Legion was created. Led by their volunteers they had an evening of reflection and fun. At their headquarters, the Group have created a fitting memorial tribute for those who have lost their lives in conflict.
An important time to remember, reflect and think on the past, present and future.
Why we remember
As we commemorate 100 years of the Poppy Appeal, watch a special conversation between generations about why Remembrance is as important today as ever.
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