Lest we forget…..wear your poppy with pride

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Remembrance Sunday 13th November 2022

Remembrance Day is a yearly opportunity to remember and honour the service and sacrifice of all those that have defended our freedom since the first world war.

The Royal British legion poppy appeal was established in 1921 to help raise funds and care for those who had suffered because of service during the war. This includes supporting service men/women,the wives, children, widows, and orphans, as well as the parents who had lost sons in the war, on whom they were often financially dependent.

The poppy became the symbol of remembrance, and it was the poppy that inspired Lieutenant colonel John Mccrae to write the poem ‘Lest we forget’ as he looked across the war struck barren scenes -previously such beautiful landscapes and saw the bright red Flanders poppies. These resilient flowers not only grew but flourished in the chaos, growing in the thousands.

2022 is the second year that AB Waste Disposal are showing support to the poppy appeal by sponsoring a poppy in Mansfield Woodhouse and all our lorries will have poppies displayed as a mark of respect.

You can show your support to the Royal British legion poppy appeal by using the link below or by donating to one of the many volunteers distributing poppies and other alternatives thoughout the UK in local villages, towns and cities.


Information sourced from the Royal British legion https://www.britishlegion.org.uk