ACISS proudly stands alongside millions of others in recognizing and commemorating the contributions of African, Black, West Indian, Caribbean, Pacific Island, and Indigenous communities to global wars. In a poignant tribute, we embrace the legacy of the red poppy and also passionately underscores the vital role played by these diverse communities in shaping world history.
The distinctive Red Poppy Rose emblem serves as a powerful symbol, symbolizing the unique experiences and sacrifices of individuals. This year’s Remembrance Day is not just a moment of reflection; it is a profound acknowledgment of the courage and indomitable spirit exhibited by those whose stories have shaped the rich tapestry of our shared history.
On this solemn occasion, we join hands in remembrance, fostering a collective gratitude for the African, Black, West Indian, Caribbean, Pacific Island, and Indigenous servicemen and servicewomen who dedicated themselves to a greater cause. Their contributions, etched in the annals of global wars, deserve our utmost recognition and respect.
As ACISS, we do not only remember, but also learn, ensuring that the legacy of these unsung heroes is carried forward with pride and reverence.
Together, we make Rememberance Day a moment of unity, a time to appreciate the diverse threads that weave the fabric of our community, and a lasting substantiation to the enduring impact of African, Black, West Indian, Caribbean, Pacific Island, and Indigenous contributions to global wars.