Exhibition to Remember
For the month of November, there is an exhibition on Remembrance Day in the church entrance. It tells the stories of two men from the island who lost their lives during the WWs and who are named on the remembrance board at the back of the church. Their names, along with the others will be read out during the Remembrance Day service on 13th November. The exhibition puts their sacrifices into the context of the wars they were in , but also to point out that these are not just events that remain in the past. The effects of these wars are still playing out today. It was after WWII that the Japanese changed their constitution to become a pacifist state – but last year this was changed..why? what was the Japanese public’s reaction to this? Closer to home, the creation of the UN and even more newsworthy, the creation of the EU, were to try to prevent world wars happening again.
In these troubled times, it is critical that we remind ourselves of these points. It is particularly important for those of us who have children who do not know what it is to go through a war, that we pass on this knowledge. History is not just a subject to study at school for exams: it is very much alive and relevant to what is happening today. Poppies will be available with all funds raised going to the Royal British Legion which supports soldiers and their families who need help.
People can, of course, see the exhibition during church opening hours and during our various events, and I am inviting schools to bring students along too (please call me to book an appointment). Please share this mail with the schools/teachers that you know which could be interested. Church opening hours:
Calle Rafael Ramirez 13, Ciudad Jardin,in Las Palmas and is open on Sundays from 10:30 am to 12:30pm and 17:00 to 18:00pm and for coffee mornings and volunteering activities on Mondays from 10:30 am to 12:30pm.