3 Nov 2017
100 Year Anniversary - Armistice Day
We are now just a week away from a very special Armistice Day, marking 100 years since the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War 1. The Remembrance period is a perfect time to think about the 17 million military and civilian lives that were lost in the Great War alone and to quote the famous poem by John Maxwell Edmonds, "When you go Home, tell them of us and say, For your Tomorrow, we gave our Today."
The Royal British Legion (RBL) don't just focus on this two week period of Remembrance. In fact the Poppy Appeal is what we all associate with this time. However, throughout the year, every year, the RBL provide financial, social and emotional support to veterans, their families and friends. Anyone can become a member of the RBL, you do not have to be serving or have served and are always looking for new members to assist in their cause in any way possible.
Today, poppies were laid on the famous Loughborough University Fountain by the Chairman of the Loughborough Branch RBL, Mr Mick Wells, RBL committee member Flying Officer Simon Howroyd (also staff in Aeronautical & Automotive Engineering) and members of the Union RAG team. Projectors will also put beautiful red poppies all over Hazlerigg and Rutland buildings at night in a fantastic display.
Take time to pay a visit and spare a thought for all those who have suffered in the past 104 years in order to give us the world we live in Today.