We had a very special visitor from The Royal British Legion in school to talk to us about the Poppy Appeal. The Poppy Appeal is the Royal British Legion’s biggest fundraising campaign held every year in November, during the period of Remembrance.
Mick talked to us about his own experiences and shared stories about his grandad who had received lots of medals for his service. He also talked about the Tomb of the Unmarked Soldier which is buried within Westminster Abbey. This grave contains the body of an unknown British soldier from the First World War. The body was brought from France to be buried in the Abbey on 11th November 1920. Although created to honour and commemorate all those who died in British service, it also serves as a special symbol of those recorded as missing in action.
Supporting the Poppy Appeal shows you care about the lives of the Armed Forces community and helps to continue vital work supporting serving and ex-serving men and women, and their families. On Remembrance Day we honour armed forces members who have died in the line of duty.
We will be supporting the Poppy Appeal at school and poppies along with other accessories will be on sale during playtime in the hall.
Lest We Forget