Ex-servicemen's Association of Mazarrón District November 2016

The Poppy Appeal is well under way and you can find poppies and collection boxes in bars, restaurants & shops in the Mazarrón district and beyond. Remembrance Day (11th November) is on a Friday, when many choose to observe 2 minutes silence at 11am (midday local time) as a mark of respect for the fallen.

This year is the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, which was fought at such terrible cost that it has come to symbolise the tragic futility of the First World War. Its first day of conflict remains the bloodiest day in the history of the British Army and it was felt deeply at home. The British Legion created the Poppy Appeal to help those returning from the First World War. A century on from the start of that conflict, we're still helping today's Armed Forces families and veterans in much the same way.
The poppy is a powerful symbol - it is worn to commemorate the sacrifices of our Armed Forces and to show support to those still serving today and their loved ones. The Legion's vital welfare work is entirely dependent on the public's support – so please give generously and wear your poppy with pride, knowing that with your donation you can help the entire Armed Forces community to Live On.

Ex Servicemen's Association of Mazarrón District
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