On behalf of the Royal British Legion (Murcia) Branch, welcome to the Poppy Appeal 2022

As many of you will be aware, this period has significant meaning for us within the RBL as it marks our main fund raising event, The Poppy Appeal 2022. Following on so soon after the sad passing of our late Queen Elizabeth II, it will also be a very poignant moment in which we can all reflect on the loss of those dear to us.

The symbol of the Red Poppy will be visible throughout this period. We will be holding table top fund raising events around the Murcia Region, particularly in Puerto de Mazarrón, Camposol, Cehegin and Calasparra. The location of our Poppy tables will be publicised on our Facebook Page (search for Royal British Legion Murcia Branch). Many of the bars in the area will have a Poppy collection tin and Poppies for sale to show your support and we thank you in advance for your generosity. Please don’t forget that every cent raised in Spain stays in Spain and is used to support Veterans, Serving Servicemen and Women and their Families here in Spain.

The Poppy Shows You Care. There is only one way to wear your Poppy; ‘with pride’. It is a symbol of the nation’s thanks and remembrance for the selfless work of the Armed Forces community both past and present. Each Poppy is a personal display of recognition for those who have always been and always will be committed to protect us, our freedoms and our society’s way of life.

We will be holding a short Service of Remembrance in the Memorial Garden, Camposol A starting at 11.15am on 11th November. This will culminate at 12.00 midday with a 2 minutes silence, linking our service here in Spain to that of the United Kingdom to mark Armistice Day. We hope to see as many of you there as possible and we thank the Camposol A (Los Palacios) Gardening Group that have paved the way for us previously as our branch grew and has now become strong enough to organise and manage an event for our community.

Armistice Day – The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the date the guns finally fell silent at the end of the First World War. Each year this date has subsequently come to represent a moment in which we can all reflect on their sacrifice and remember all servicemen, women and civilians that continue to lose their lives, or are injured in the service of their country right up to modern times in conflicts such as Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Falklands, Gulf Wars, Iraq and Afghanistan and the vital support played by them in response to humanitarian disasters and most recently the pandemic. 

We Will Remember Them

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