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@ Sheringham Community Paper - Issue 94 - 21 November 2008

The Royal British LegionSheringham Remembrance Day Parade

Sunday 9th November.  We would like to thank all of those who supported us by attending the Remembrance Service on Sunday.  This was one of the largest turn outs we have had and the service was beautiful.  The parade through the town was led by The Salvation Army Band and over 100 people were on the march.  Several people lined the streets towatch and this year many applauded as we passed.

Among many others Sir Colin Turner Kt,CBE,DFC laid a wreath on the War Memorial.   This year the Exhortation was read by Mrs Barbara East from Sheringham WI.   The names on the War Memorial were read out by a series of young representatives from the Scout Group and Guides.

Norman Lamb MP, Noel Gant, Town Mayor, Brigadier Marriner MBE and The Royal British Legion, Sheringham Branch Chairman, Mr David Farrow took the salute on our march back to St Peter's Church, where a lovely service was held with a packed congregation.

The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal 2008

The 2008 Poppy Appeal this Autumn is set against the backdrop of a nation facing tough economic times. By the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s own estimation, these are the toughest times we have seen since the end of World War II and it is at times like these that the most vulnerable in our society suffer. The serving and ex-Service community is one of those groups and the nation once again looks to The Royal British Legion to safeguard its welfare and interests.

This year the Legion launched its Return to Rationing? campaign to benefit older veterans because our research showed us that nearly four in ten veterans of pensionable age lack the funds needed to sustain a healthy lifestyle.

Meanwhile for younger Service people and their families, once again events in Iraq and Afghanistan have sadly shown us the very high cost of human conflict. Our other major national campaign, Honour the Covenant, has seen some significant results in the last year, not least with the Government’s release of the Service Personnel Command Paper on Service Personnel in July of which the Legion was a major stakeholder. The Command Paper outlined some significant changes for the betterment of the Service population. There is still work to be done, but this improvement is a real benefit to those who have made sacrifices for the Nation.

Poppy Appeal of course takes place in the two-week period running up to Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day on November 11th, when the Nation pauses for a Two Minute Silence to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice during their service for their country. This year is very special in that 11am on November 11th marks the 90th Anniversary of the Armistice, the moment when the guns fell silent bringing World War I to an end. To mark this important occasion, the Legion will be holding a series of events to observe the Two Minute Silence at 11am on Tuesday November 11th.  This includes Sheringham, where the Salvation Army will hold a short service at the War Memorial starting at 10.45am.

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