Mayor urges Rugbeians to wear a poppy with pride this autumn - The Rugby Observer

Mayor urges Rugbeians to wear a poppy with pride this autumn

Rugby Editorial 18th Oct, 2023   0

THE MAYOR of Rugby has urged residents to wear a poppy with pride in support of this year’s Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, which launches on Sunday (October 22).

Coun Maggie O’Rourke said: “The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal is a major source of funding for its vital work supporting the Armed Forces community – serving men and women, veterans, and their families.

“Remembrance is part of modern British life, culture and heritage. It becomes a particular feature of the public calendar each year when public, private, formal and informal Remembrance events take place throughout the UK.

“Rugby Borough Council will be co-ordinating arrangements for the Remembrance Service at the Memorial Gates in Hillmorton Road, which this year falls on Sunday November 12.

“The Royal British Legion was founded 100 years ago and, whilst Remembrance is a day for the nation to remember and honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the World Wars, it is also about those involved in the many conflicts since 1945 and those still fighting for the freedom we enjoy today.

“Donating to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and wearing the official symbol of Remembrance is greatly appreciated by those it helps – those currently serving in our Armed Forces, our veterans, their families and dependants.

“I would, therefore, urge everyone to join with me and wear a poppy with pride.”

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