The Royal British Legion Larnaca Branch
Registered Charity Number 219279 in the UK. Branch Reg. No. BR 3587
REMEMBRANCE AND THE POPPY:
PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE....
The Nation Remembers
Remembrance is part of modern British life, culture and heritage. It becomes a particular feature of the public calendar on or about Remembrance Sunday and 11 November, Armistice Day, each year. This is when public, private, formal and informal Remembrance events take place throughout the UK.
Millions of people each year stop what they are doing and observe a Two Minute Silence at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, commemorating the original Armistice of 1918 which signalled the 'stilling of arms' and led to the formal end to the First World War (eventually signed in 1919).
When we bow our heads in reflection, we remember those who fought for our freedom during the two World Wars. But we also mourn and honour those who have lost their lives in more recent conflicts. Today, with troops on duty in Afghanistan and other trouble spots around the world, Remembrance, and the two minute tribute, are as important as ever.
Over 40 million poppies are distributed by the Legion every year at the end of October and up to 11 November. Each and every poppy is a symbol of Remembrance and hope and millions of people make the individual choice to wear one.
The poppy is
• A symbol of Remembrance and hope
• Worn by millions of people
• Red because of the natural colour of field poppies
The poppy is NOT
• A symbol of death or a sign of support for war
• A reflection of politics or religion
• Red to reflect the colour of blood
Wearing a poppy
• is a personal choice
• reflects individual and personal memories
• is not compulsory
• is appreciated by those it helps
Live On – to the memory of the fallen and the future of the living.
Bereaved and needing support?
We are able to help you through the various processes and provide advice and assistance. We can also signpost you towards emotional support.
We provide practical care, advice and support to the Armed Forces family all year round. Welfare is at the heart of everything we do.
Leaving the Service?
We can help with education and retraining, as well as navigating the red tape to ensure that you get the help you're entitled to.
Returning to civilian life?
If you're having trouble finding work our Civvy Street website can give you information and advice on jobs, skills and self-employment.
We organise the annual Poppy Appeal; remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and raising money to help those in need today.
We help serving members of the Armed Forces, ex-Service men and women (veterans), their families and dependants all year-round.