Rugby Mayor urges residents to wear a poppy with pride - The Rugby Observer

Rugby Mayor urges residents to wear a poppy with pride

Rugby Editorial 20th Oct, 2019   0

THE MAYOR of Rugby has urged residents to wear a poppy with pride this autumn.

The Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal launches on Thursday (October 24) – and Mayor Bill Lewis is encouraging Rugbeians to help the charity in its work supporting the armed forces community by buying a poppy.

He said: “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.

“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.

“The Royal British Legion was founded 98 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.

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

The Council will be co-ordinating arrangements for the Remembrance Service – which this year falls on Sunday November 10 – at the Memorial Gates in Hillmorton Road.


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