Support is valued

PUBLISHED: 07:00 09 May 2014

May I, on behalf our president and branch members, extend a warm thank you to all the Journal readers and the townspeople who have expressed support for the war memorial wreath placement.

The wreaths were achieving their extended objective of bringing remembrance in this very important reflection on the four years of World War One, for which we commemorate the one hundredth year anniversary.

It was bringing some reverence and colour, with many remarks on how lovely the memorial looked.

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The Royal British Legion, with a royal charter as the custodians of remembrance for the nation, will always live up to its obligation of ensuring that we will never forget the many who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

We will in the very near future put back some wreaths at the base of the memorial.

Our thanks also go to some very kind people who have paid for some replacement wreaths to which our RBL members will also subscribe.

This will also be enhanced with a floral display which Street Scene of EDDC put in place every year, making the memorial stand proud.

As a branch of the RBL we will continue to ensure that remembrance stands at the forefront of our values.

We will attend the many events this year as we have done in the past, where we hope to see many of you join with us in supporting the forces family.

Our main tribute to World War One will begin with an evening candlelit service in The Strand on August 4, 2014.

This will be in line with the service at that time in Westminster Abbey – a trend extended throughout the country.

It will be held at 10pm – the same time 100 years ago when the lights went out and church bells stopped ringing for the four-year duration of the war.

Thank you in anticipation for supporting the Royal British Legion.

David Turner

Royal British Legion

Exmouth Branch

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