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“Lest We Forget” – 11th November

Nov 102012

I have been wearing my Adrian Buckley Poppy with pride this week and must say that I am very sad to read that many of our younger generation are oblivious to what this symbolises.

The Red Poppy is worn in memory of all our Forces, men and women, who have been killed or injured in defence of this Country. Armistice Day started on 11th November, 1918 at the end of World War I.

Coincidentally, my lovely young friend, Alexandra Saul, works for the British Legion and she has been telling me about all the wonderful work they do to raise funds for the rehabilitation and ongoing care needed, not forgetting their families.

To learn more about the work of the British Legion go to their website www.BritishLegion.org.uk and find ways in which you can help this very, very worthy cause. Or you can add a “Twibbon” to your Facebook profile picture (like mine above) and/or donate online here.

Another way to support is to buy the Official Poppy Appeal single for 2012 “Landlocked” performed by James Fox (who is currently starring as┬áPaul McCartney in the new West End Beatles musical, ‘Let it Be’). It’s available internationally on iTunes.

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““Lest We Forget” – 11th November”

  1. Avatar November 10th, 2012 at 12:58 pm Stephen Michael Marcus Says:

    Thanks mum and Alex for letting everyone know about this


  2. Avatar November 29th, 2012 at 7:57 am Beth Gibson Says:

    The wearing of the poppy is based on a beautiful poem written during www 1 by a Canadian doctor who did not survive the war. It is written in Rondeau form and is worth putting to heart. Here is a Wikipedia url:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Flanders_Fields Even beauty can come from overwhelming sadness.

    Beth Gibson
    Grandmother of four little ones.


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