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Remembrance 2015: details of events honouring our fallen heroes
- 15 October 2015
And at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month (Wednesday 11 November) the Mayor will lead a two-minute silence, with prayers given by Reverend Canon Shackleton, at the town’s war memorial opposite Rochdale Town Hall in The Esplanade.
From now until 11 November the Royal British Legion will hold its annual poppy appeal, which raises money to support British servicemen and women and their families Poppies can be bought at Rochdale Town Hall, Number One Riverside, online at www.britishlegion.org.uk and from shops, supermarkets, pubs and many other locations across the borough.
Councillor Alan McCarthy, Lead Member for the Armed Forces said the legion does fantastic work and is encouraging everyone to wear their poppy with pride: “The Legion’s work is entirely dependent on the public’s generous support – so please wear your poppy with pride, knowing that you are helping the Armed Forces community to live on. The message of remembrance needs to be passed on to future generations. Until the day comes when nations learn how to resolve their differences without the exercise of military force, remembrance will be a permanent feature of our existence. The sacrifice of those who earned our freedoms must always be remembered.”
The Royal British Legion has a weekly base at Number One Riverside in Rochdale. Every Thursday from 10am-12pm along with other veteran support agencies. The Legion can also help them access other welfare services, financial support, property matters, education, retraining, bereavement counselling and membership enquiries.
For more details of the parades visit www.rochdale.gov.uk/events.
Issued by Rochdale Borough Council 14/10/15.