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The theme of this year’s Remembrance Day was Rethink Remembrance, recognising the sacrifices made not just by the Armed Forces of the past, but by today’s generation of service personnel too.

For many people, Remembrance Day is associated with the fallen of the First and Second World Wars. But this year, the Legion wanted to raise awareness of a new generation of veterans and Service personnel that need support. From Northern Ireland to Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Iraq and Afghanistan, the last few decades have seen service personnel face a myriad of dangers and threats, often resulting in casualties.

To help support these brave service people, Councillor Stafford volunteered with the Royal British Legion by selling poppies to raise funds for all their good work helping the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families all year round.

Councillor Alexander Stafford said:

“On this, the centenary of the the Battle of the Somme, it is now more important than ever to commemorate those who fought and died for us, protecting our liberties, our freedom and our way of life. The Poppy Appeal is one small way which we can all show our respect and appreciation for all those who made the ultimate sacrifice over the years as well as those that continue to protect and safeguard our freedoms.”

To make a donation, please visit the Royal British Legion.