Armistice Day this year falls on a Sunday and as it will be the Centenary of the end of the Great War the service in St Mary’s will take on a particular significance.
The eleventh of November has also come to be known as ‘Remembrance Day’, a day on which we pay tribute not only to those who fought and died in the First World War but also to those who have participated in the many subsequent conflicts that this country has been involved in since 1918. In this case ‘participated’ does not simply mean those who were in the armed forces but also those who contributed in many other ways; examples are workers in armaments and ammunition factories, the Land Army, the ‘Bevan Boys’ and many other employments essential for victory.
Gillian has suggested that a small exhibition be prepared showing the connection that Everton residents have with anyone who made the sort of contribution outlined above. This display will be in St Mary’s Church Hall on Sunday the 11th of November and able to be viewed before and after the Remembrance Day Service. Attendance at the service itself is not obligatory.
I asked, in the last newsletter, for contributions to this display and so far have received some quite interesting stuff but more material is required. All the contributions to date have concerned the armed forces in the two World Wars. While more of this material is required it would be rewarding to have a variety, details of fathers, mothers, uncles, aunts who worked in factories or on the land, were civilians employed in military installations or other key positions. It would particularly add to the display if there were ‘exhibits’ from peace keeping activities or international relief operations.
If you have any material you think meets the above criteria concerning any activity you perceive as being relevant involving any relative or family friend that you would like to share with others on that one day in November then please let me know.
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