On November 11th, Britain, France and other countries in Europe will hold large-scale memorial ceremony annually for soldiers who sacrificed in World War I. On this day, members in Meridian Society will gather in London, to mourn more than 20000 Chinese labor Corps who died in the WW1.
Affected by the epidemic, the official ceremony in London was cancelled this year. However, Ms. L. Wen and Mr. Griffiths, who are important members of in Meridian Society, believed that since the contribution of Chinese Labor Corps to WW1 had been ignored for a long time in history, an online activity will be necessary to raise people's re-examination of this part of history.
The same as last year, all teachers and pupils in WASCZ actively participated in this activity. Mr. Fan organized pupil to read the poem "We", written by the poet Yuanfan in memory of Chinese labor Corps. During the recitation, we can see paper cranes one the desks. These paper cranes were carefully made by the pupil who failed to participate in the recitation, which contained our hearts of memorizing the labor force and opposing the war. The recitation was recorded and edited. According to activity schedule, the reading video will be broadcasted at 10:07 a.m. London time on November 11 (6:07 p.m. Beijing time)
As the poem says: when we fall, we have no name, no tombstone. However, all teachers and pupils in WASCZ believe that the great contribution of Chinese labor Corps to the victory of WWL will be recovered!
Running Order for CLC Commemoration Event
09:35 Introduction by W. Peng
09.40 Slide show by Ming'Ai Institute
09.50 Reading: J. Delucy
09:55 Play: 'Forgotten' by D. York Loh
10:02 Speech: H. Lu
10:07 Poem: 'We' performed by Wycombe Abbey School, Changzhou
10:11 Tribute: K. Soo
10:16 Film: To Work! by The Meridian Society
10:25 Speech: Dr Y. Poon
10:29 Reading: M. Crook
10:33 Musical: ‘Song Unsung’by East Zest
10:45 Tribute: L. Cheng + translation
10:50 Reading: B. McClune & J. Rosborough
10:55 Video: First World War Chinese Labourers Memorial Hall
11:00 2-minute silence
11:02 Wreath laying
11:06 Group photo!