Sunday, 22 October 2017

Why I wear a poppy

Richard Kingston, captain, Henley Bowls Club

Richard Kingston, captain, Henley Bowls Club

WEARING a poppy is an act of remembrance for all those who have been involved in, and affected by the First World War and subsequent wars and conflicts.

This culminates in the two minutes silence on Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph, churches, chapels and war memorials in the UK, as well as military bases at home and overseas.

More poignantly, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month I also remember with gratitude, along with so many others in villages, towns and cities countrywide, the sacrifice given.

It is because of this that I buy, and wear, my poppy with pride.

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