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Family Wreath for Remembrance

In the summer we invited families to make poppies and add those poppies to a wreath to remember those who have died for their country.

We completed three wreaths over three days and each afternoon the wreath was laid at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior.

    Children and their parents make red remembrance poppies

    Adults and children were able to take part in this act of remembrance together

    A mother and her son make a remembrance poppy

    The whole family was engaged

    A lady shows a boy how to make a remembrance poppy wreath

    Children also learned how wreaths are created and held together

    A priest explains the process of laying a remembrance wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior

    The Reverend Mark Birch, Minor Canon and Sacrist, led prayer with families as an act of worship before the wreath was laid

    Two young Muslim women make remembrance poppies at Westminster Abbey

    All ages could engage with this task and process of remembrance at their own level

    A child, guided by a priest, places a remembrance wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior

    A child from one of the families was invited to lay the wreath at the foot of the Grave of the Unknown Warrior

At different times of the day, or in different seasons, the light falling in the Abbey will light up something that you have walked past a million times and never seen before.


Vanessa, Head of Conservation

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