Honouring those who have served this Remembrance Day

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This coming Monday (11 November) marks Remembrance Day, an opportunity to honour the sacrifice of those who have served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces.

This weekend events will take place around the country to remember those who have previously served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces.

Remembrance

Remembrance commemorations will come to a head on Remembrance Sunday as services take place to honour the service and sacrifice of the British Armed Forces community and their allies. At 11am on 11 November a two minute silence will take place.

Each person that dons a poppy will prove that no member of the Armed Forces is forgotten. Once of the biggest events to take place will be the March Past. Up to 10,000 veterans will participate in the march ash the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London.

Travel

Many organisations are honouring veterans and serving personnel in their own unique way. If you are travelling to the Remembrance Sunday Cenotaph service in London this weekend Virgin Trains will be offering free travel to military personnel past and present.

Many bus services will also offer free travel including First Kernow, Arriva, Stagecoach and Go North East. If you are wearing your uniform or carrying a military ID card or veteran’s badge you will be able to access these modes of transport free of charge.

Poppy appeal

Money raised on and around Remembrance Day goes on to benefit the Armed Forces community and their loved ones. The Poppy Appeal is the Royal British Legion’s biggest fundraising campaign, held annual during the period of remembrance.

The Appeal has raised nearly £3billion in the last 100 years since the end of the first world war. Even the making of poppy pins helps veterans today. If you haven’t picked a poppy up yet you can buy them in local supermarkets, high street shops or online through the Poppy Shop.

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