Wooden Crosses and Candles

Yesterday morning (6th November) three members of FoSOC took on the task of placing ‘Wooden Crosses ‘on both  the Commonwealth War Graves (CWG – 127) and a few memorials to those know to have fought and died overseas but are remembered on family graves.

This is in readiness of both Remembrance Day 11th November and Remembrance Sunday 14th November.

Many ‘Candles’ are starting to appear on the Cross of Sacrifice in the Old Cemetery, this is due to, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, this is marked annually in countries such as France, Belgium, Poland, and Germany to celebrate the saints on November 1. It is also known as the Day of the Dead, as many people remember dead family and friends on this day.