SHOULDER TO SHOULDER  WITH ALL WHO SERVE HAYLING ISLAND BRANCH & CLUB THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION We Will Remember Them The Royal British Legion  Registered Charity  No. 219279
REMEMBRANCE
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We also mourn and  honour  those  who lost their lives in  more  recent  conflicts.  With  our troops  on duty in trouble  spots, throughout the globe, Remembrance is
The   Poppy   Appeal   is   the   biggest   of   all   the   Legion’s fund-raising    activities,    and    the    money    supports    the Legion’s     welfare     work     for     the     Armed     Forces community.
Though it  runs  all year, the main    drive   is    from   late October  to   Remembrance Sunday       (2nd  Sunday  in November)                  which commemorates  the end of the First World  War,  at the eleventh    hour      of      the eleventh    day,      of       the eleventh  month  in  1918,  and  those  who   had given their lives in the name of peace and freedom.             
Legion  members  and  the general  public can support this  worthy   cause  by   making  direct donations, or by purchasing a variety of Poppy memorabilia at the Legion, such as pins and key chains.
On     Hayling     Island, the   generous   size   of the       grounds       has allowed     us     to     set aside    an    area    for    a Memorial   of   our   own, where    the    ashes    of former   members   now rest in peace In    2012,    the    garden won   the   Silver   Award at    the    'Havant    Borough    in    Bloom'    contest.    Space    is limited,    but    requests    can    be    made    to    the    Branch Committee.
as important as ever.
Remembrance   Day   and   the   two   minutes   silence   have been   observed   since   the   end   of   WW   I.      We   bow   our heads   in   reflection,   and   remember   those   who   fought for our freedom in both world wars.                             
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