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Pay your respects with a legion poppy
THE Lyme Regis Royal British Legion has called upon residents to show their respect for servicemen and women this year.
Events begin on Saturday with the annual street collection, which continues on the following Fridays and Saturdays until Remembrance Sunday.
The Legion’s Festival of Remembrance will be on Saturday, November 3, at 7.30pm in the Woodmead Halls.
It will be compered by Philip Evans, who will introduce some familiar and unfamiliar faces to the production, including local artists, Lyme Regis lifeboat crew, and Lyme Regis Town Band. Tickets are £3 and are available on the door.
Vice-chairman David Manners said: “Lyme Regis’s Festival of Remembrance is one of our ways of showing our respect for all servicemen and women both past and present.
“I encourage all people in our community to come and fly the flag on Saturday, November 3.
“Our forces deserve your support.”
Note that Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday fall on the same day this year.
On Saturday, November 10, wreaths and crosses will be laid on Commonwealth war graves at Lyme Regis Cemetery at 10.30am, following by the laying of tributes at the Polish Memorial in Anning Road.
On Sunday, November 11, the national two minutes’ silence will be observed at 11am at the Monmouth Street War Memorial.
This will be followed in the afternoon by the Remembrance Sunday parade and service.
The parade will assemble at Langmoor Gardens at 2.40pm and process to the church for a 3pm service.
All the organisations of the town are welcome to attend. To date the RBL has serving representatives from all of the armed forces intending to take part in uniform. If an organisation wishes to purchase a wreath they should contact Poppy Appeal organiser Sylvia Marler on 01297 442387.
For any further information contact David Manners on 01297 443999.