Remembrance Day Artwork
Written By: Haniya Kashif
These are just a few of the fabulous pieces of artwork done by the students here at Bishop Reding about Remembrance Day! They are each unique, artistically designed by different people in different styles, however, the pieces are united in their communications of the same message: Never forget about the soldiers that gave their lives to save ours!
A common feature in most of these artworks or some you may have seen around school are the poppies. Why poppies? Not only are they beautiful, but they also have a beautiful story and meaning behind them. Poppies were a common sight, especially on the Western Front. The flower provided Canadian doctor John McCrae with inspiration for his poem 'In Flanders Fields', which is represented in one of the artworks above. American humanitarian Moina Michael campaigned to make the poppy a symbol of remembrance of those who had died in the war efforts. Now, we use the poppy in many of our art works, like the ones displayed above, to communicate and represent remembrance and peace. We bring these astounding works of art to you now because we want to let you know that even though Remembrance Day has passed this year we must continue to honour and remember the fallen soldiers every day.
Remembrance Day, along with these artworks will remind us to keep these brave and valiant soldiers in our hearts. Furthermore, inspiring us to create these incredible pieces and we cannot wait to see more art from each and every one of you!