“The wars that gave birth to Remembrance Day were fought a long time ago. They were fought decades and generations ago. “
Images and videos from recent Orkney Remembrance Events
“It was fantastic to see the education pack in use and how well the pupils responded to it”
Nowadays you may see people wearing different colours of poppies symbolising the wider effects of war.
The film projected on to the walls of St Magnus Cathedral to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.
2018 saw a range of commemorations in Orkney to mark the end of the First World War.
11/11/2018 and Orkney marks the end of #Armistice100
The 1914 – 1918 war was a conflict raged by Empires ruled over by closely related members of the same Royal family and ambitious politicians.
A German living in Scotland, and a Scot living in Germany. Our Grandparents were on opposing sides of the war.
“History might as well be water, chastising this shore;
for we learn nothing from your endless sacrifice. ” Carol Ann Duffy ‘Wound in Time