On Sunday, November 12th, the Olšany War Cemetery became a poignant backdrop for a solemn event – the Commonwealth Remembrance Day ceremony. This day of reflection, remembrance, and commemoration brought together a diverse group of individuals, including staff, parents, and students from Park Lane School, who stood united to pay their respects to the fallen heroes.

Following the period of silence, a deeply symbolic act unfolded as Park Lane students delicately placed poppies onto the graves. Each poppy served as a poignant symbol of gratitude and remembrance, a small yet powerful gesture to honor the lives lost in the pursuit of freedom and peace. The act of laying poppies is a tradition deeply rooted in Commonwealth Remembrance Day ceremonies, serving as a visual representation of the collective memory and gratitude for the sacrifices made.