CHILDREN AND VETERANS GATHER TO REMEMBER WAR DEAD

From: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Published: Tue Jun 21 2005


On 24 June this year, Brookwood Military Cemetery will be the scene of a remarkable collaboration between the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and students of Woking High School to commemorate the dead of the Second World War sixty years after its end.

Using the Commissionís education pack, Sixty Sixty, as a starting point the students have arranged ceremonies of remembrance in the morning and afternoon. Commission spokesperson, Emily Bird said,

"The students have done a wonderful job in organising the ceremonies and we will support their work with demonstrations of how the cemetery is kept in top condition as a fitting tribute to the dead, guided tours by trained battlefield guides, discussions with veterans from around the Commonwealth and much more".

A Woking High School student said,

"This is a great opportunity to remember those who died; who gave their present for our future".

The Brookwood event will be attended by 160 students from Woking High School, Brookwood Primary School pupils, students of the German School in Richmond, veterans and dignitaries from across the Commonwealth and British Army recruits.
Company: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Contact Name: Emily Bird
Contact Email: emily.bird@cwgc.org
Contact Phone: 01628 507171

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