Remembrance in Herefordshire with Poppy launch 2017

At Kirintec we are proud to support our British Armed Forces and the Royal British Legion with the Poppy Appeal.

 

Every year on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month the whole of Britain falls silent for 2 minutes. Paying respect to those we have lost in war or who have been affected by it.

 

The poppy is an important tribute to the millions of soldiers who lost their lives fighting for our country during World War I and II, as well as those affected by war to this day.

 

Inspired by the sight of poppies growing in battle-scarred fields, a Canadian Doctor wrote a now famous poem called ‘In Flanders Fields’. From this after the First World War the poppy flower was adopted as a symbol of Remembrance.

 

The meaning

This year to launch the poppy appeal they have taken a modern approach on John McCrae’s poem ‘In Flanders Fields’. This is to encourage people to rethink Remembrance and the meaning of the poppy symbol.

 

Taking iconic lines from the poem and with each individual letter they have made up clusters of poppies. This give the impression the lines of the poem have grown from the ground.

 

Viewed from a height or on ground level this will bring a new perspective to the poem. The Royal British Legion aims to instill a message of hope and bring these famous lines back to light.

 

See for yourself

These installations are placed across the country in locations listed below.

  • Royal Hospital Chelsea in London
  • Dunkirk Beach
  • White Cliffs of Dover
  • National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire
  • Cardiff Bay
  • Salford Quays in Manchester
  • Outside the Sage in Newcastle

 

Herefordshire events

If you would like to be apart of the local events in Herefordshire this year, then here are some details:

  • 2nd November – launch of Bluecoat school poppies (over 1,500 poppies will be put up in stores in Hereford)
  • 4th November – collection at Hereford FC
  • 8th November – Field of Remembrance at Hereford Cathedral 11am start
  • 9th November – Hereford Cathedral School evening of Remembrance at Hereford Cathedral 7pm
  • 11th November – collection at Hereford Rugby Club

 

Please support our British Armed Forces and their families and visit the Royal British Legion’s Poppy shop.

 

Contact

If you would like to find out more about the work we do to support those in service, please review our solutions on this website. You can start a conversation at any point with our team please email.

 

 

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