On Sunday morning throughout the land we will observe two minutes silence in recognition of the dedication and service given by the members of our Armed Forces in the pursuit of freedom and peace.
As we reflect, it’s worth remembering that ‘Freedom doesn’t come free’.
For some, it comes at the cost of life and limb, for others a lifetime of bereavement.
And although our resolution must at all times be to avoid future conflict, it is right that we should remember at this special time, those who have given us the freedom we now enjoy.
It is estimated that this year 46 million people will wear a poppy.
The British Legion say thank you for that and we want to assure you that the donation you make in the Poppy Box will be used to support those who still suffer the effects of their service and their loved ones.
But what’s more can we suggest you may wish to take part not just in that two minutes silence on the morning of Sunday, November 8, but perhaps by attending the Remembrance Service in Alexandra Park at 11am or the Festival of Remembrance in the evening at the White Rock at 7pm.
And if you’re in the town on Wednesday, November 11, please feel free to join us at Queen’s Square by the Town Hall when once again on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month we will remember them.
Whether you attend one of these events or whether you just purchase a poppy, the British Legion is grateful to your contribution to assist in the work that it does.
Michael Foster DL
Hastings and St Leonards Royal British Legion
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