Every year we at Pewsey Vale School host a service of remembrance for our fallen heroes. We invite many people from within the school and wider community to join us as we mark the occasion by laying wreaths and observing two minutes of silence.
This year we are having to do things differently in line with COVID-19 and current government restrictions. Please find below a link to our online service of remembrance.
(Available from 10.45 am on Friday 6 November 2020) Click here
Order of Service:
The welcome - Mr. Pritchard
Poem - In the Flanders Fields, written by John McCrae, May 1915
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.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Diary extract by Captain Charlie May (A soldier in the Army serving on the western front in the Battle of the Somme) - Mr. M. Juddery
Act of Remembrance - Reverend J. Totney
Let us remember before God and commend to his sure keeping: those who
have died for their country in war; those whom we knew and whose memory
we treasure; and all have lived and died in the service of mankind.
Wreaths to be laid on behalf of:
The Community of Pewsey Vale - Mr. C Haskell
The Armed Forces - Major M. England
Pewsey Vale School - Head Boy
The Prayer of the Royal British Legion - Major M. England
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
We will remember them
Two minute Silence
The Kohima message from the "Forgotten" Army in Burma in 1944 - Major M. England
When we go home, tell them of us and say
"for your tomorrow, we give our today"
The Lord's Prayer - Led by The Reverend J. Totney
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name,
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory
Forever and ever. Amen.
The Blessing - The Reverend J. Totney