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WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
Sheringham Community Paper Poignant words and ones that members of the Royal British Legion not only say, but actually do, at least once a month and often more. They are not said light heartedly but with true meaning. We do remember friends and colleagues who have given their lives in the Service of this, our Country. We are not, as is often thought, a bunch of old World War I and II veterans, harking back to the past. Our youngest member is just 17 years old and he remembers his friends Father who died in recent conflict, our oldest is in his nineties and his losses are as painful today as they were in the First War, our members are from all walks of life and all ages. This year Sheringham & District Branch have lost some of their valued members to old age, but the branch grows from strength to strength. Why? Because there are many people in Sheringham who have friends and family who are still risking their lives in the Service of Great Britain, at home and other places, all over the world. Patriotism, Duty, Respect - old fashioned or important?
When I walk around the streets of town and listen to the brash, loud voices and watch the intimidation, I often wonder just how they would react if they were made to leave this protected and relatively safe environment. The world today is a dangerous place and thanks to the Armed Services, Police, Lifeboatmen, Coastguards and many more, we are able to enjoy life to the full.

Demand on the money collected through the annual Poppy Appeal is growing from year to year as the people needing our help are younger. So, if you see a street collector, please support them, your donations are desperately needed to enable the Royal British Legion to continue with its welfare work.

Sheringham boasts one of the largest Remembrance Day Parades in the whole of Norfolk and this year it is on Sunday 9th November, marching off from Cremer Street at 10:30am and on to the War Memorial. The whole spectrum of life is represented at our parade, from the youngest Rainbows and Beavers, through to the eldest Ex-Service Personnel. We hope that you will join us at the War Memorial for a short service, so that we can all
Remember Them
Sheringham Community Paper
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