Ways of remembering
In recent years many varied events have taken place, such as the march through the City of Bath to an open-air gathering, the Critical Mass of cyclists through London to the sites where someone was killed, or a Remembrance Concert with many bands in Johannesburg. Schools hold special assemblies, minutes of silence, or allow pupils to express their thoughts or feelings in essays and various art forms. People are encouraged to create acts of remembrance in their own way.
In religious gatherings of all kinds, the reading out of names of those killed and injured, the lighting of candles and offering of flowers or acorns as signs of hope, help the bereaved and injured to find expression for their sorrow and give them the courage to go forward. These meetings and ritual acts bring people together and make them appreciate that they are not alone.
How RoadPeace can help with your event
You are encouraged to create acts of remembrance in your own way, whether in a religious service, remembrance ceremony, special concert, or other ways that bring together family, friends, schools and local communities.
RoadPeace has produced a range of remembrance materials to help with the planning and content of your activity. These include:
- A booklet of 'Prayers and Thoughts' many written by RoadPeace members
- Paper Oak leaves on which to inscribe names, often read aloud during service
- World Day of Remembrance leaflets - a description and history
- 'Remember Me' CD produced by the WarmTouch Group in aid of RoadPeace
- 'Remembrance' - a anthology of poems, items of prose and sayings, selected by Cynthia Barlow in memory of her daughter Alexandra and produced with Isabel Hariades, Julie Ackroyd and Shehzana Mamujee
For copies of any of these call 020 7733 1603 or email firstname.lastname@example.org