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20th May, 2022

Rugby Mayor urges residents to wear their poppies with pride

WEAR your poppy with pride – that is the message from Rugby’s Mayor.

The Royal British Legion launches its annual Poppy Appeal on October 28, and Mayor Deepah Roberts is urging Rugbeians to show their support.

Coun Roberts said: “The Poppy Appeal is a major source of funding for The Royal British Legion’s 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.

“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.”

Rugby Borough Council will be co-ordinating arrangements for the Remembrance Service, which this year falls on Sunday November 14, at the Memorial Gates in Hillmorton Road.

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