On behalf of the President – Air Cdre Vivian Warrington and Chairman Graham Aplin, I wish to thank everyone who attended the Annual Remembrance Service by The War Memorial in St Mary’s Church on Sunday.
It was truly an inspirational day which marked the end of the 100th Anniversary Commemorations of WW1. This year we were delighted that all the Primary Schools we had visited during the Remembrance period were able to send representatives and they joined the head boy and girl from John Kyrle High School in laying wreaths on the War Memorial.
Special thanks to the Honour Guards - Cadet Alexander, Army Cadets, AC Rowlands, Sea Cadets, Keira Jones, Scouts and Cadet Sherchan, Air Cadets, also the Standard Bearers – we are very proud of them all. The Royal British Legion are the custodians of Remembrance and with youngsters like these who are a credit to their parents, their schools and their units we feel the future will be in good hands.
The last few weeks have been extremely busy with the school visits, the Remembrance Service at Lea for L/Cpl Steven Sherwood, the Annual Remembrance for the Korean/Chelsea Pensioners which was combined with the Blessing of the Falklands Stone, setting up both Fields of Remembrance in Ross and Hereford, supporting Brampton Abbotts Remembrance Service together with the two weeks covering the Poppy Appeal and I would like to thank the committee for all their hard work and our wonderful volunteers who make all this possible and of course the people of Ross-On-Wye for all their support – you make it all worth while and I know I can speak on behalf of all the veterans who very much appreciate your help.
Thank you and God Bless you all.
I WOULD like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in the Remembrance Day and the wreath laying, particularly as this year it commemorated the 100th Anniversary of the ending of the First World War.
The support on Sunday at the Prospect from members of the local community was superb, and thanks all who attended and were there to support this very special day.
We are fortunate to have an excellent Royal British Legion who do such brilliant work locally. I take this opportunity to thank the President, Chairman, Secretary and their Team for all of their hard work in focusing us on this very special remembrance event and for providing such support today in relation commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War.
I would also like to thank everyone at St Mary’s Church for the part they have also played in today’s and other Remembrance Day Events. The church service, the music, the poppy display, the flower and historical displays were commented upon by a number of people and were excellent.
Paul Deneen OBE JP DL
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