Remembrance together – we unite

Across the country the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month will see us all observe a two minute silence in remembrance.

 

Together we unite and pay our respects, being mindful every life lost by the British or colonial forces in conflict on the day Britain went to war in Germany in 1914.

 

Last year whether you visited in person, or saw the footage of the ceramic poppies planted at the Tower of London, you won’t have failed to notice the amount of people who visited and were subsequently moved by the tributes led by our young Royals.

 

It was almost a pilgrimage, as people came across the world to see each of the 888,246 ceramic scarlet flowers (each symbolising one of the fallen) and remember.

 

We still have our poppy planted in the garden here at our Ross-on-Wye headquarters, which allows the Kirintec team to reflect whenever they pass it.

 

We are proud of being part of the Armed Forces family, in so far that we have ex-Forces colleagues in the team and that our products are designed for some of those who serve and save life.

 

With our continued support of the great work that Royal British Legion (RBL) as an organisation does, I thought it appropriate to highlight something they have organised since 1928, to allow communities to once again come together with a collective aim.

 

Poppies with personal messages attached to them are planted in RBL Fields of Remembrance across the UK. Poignant bespoke tributes attached to each flower serve to remind us of someone who lost their life in Service.

 

The first ever field plated was at Westminster Abbey 87 years ago, it continues to be the focus in London. However there are five other Fields of Remembrance across the UK:

·         Cardiff, Wales

·         Lydiard Park, Wiltshire

·         Belfast, Northern Ireland

·         Gateshead, Newcastle

·         Edinburgh and Inverness, Scotland

 

Assisted by hundreds of volunteers who will generously help plant more than 120,000 tributes, it really is another public way to respect those who lost their life in Service.

This Sunday 8 November 2015 is Remembrance Sunday. We will never forget.

 

For more information about the Fields of Remembrance or how to donate please visit the RBL website

 

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