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Ribbon of Poppies 1918-2018

 

The Memorial Mob would like to introduce the #RibbonofPoppies project with the idea is to create a carpet of crimson from Lands End to John O'Groats to remember all those killed or wounded in WW1 - in time for the 100 year landmark on Remembrance Sunday 11.11.11 2018.

Really all that is needed to take part is a pocket of land and a packet of seeds - businesses can take a lead on their own land and in encouraging employees to plant poppies.

A spokesperson for the Memorial Mob said: "We aren't seeking to make money from this project as all we wish to do is to create a living legacy to those who paid the ultiimate sacrifice.

To follow the project you can find details of how to grow poppies and potential seed sources @RibbonofPoppies on Facebook & Twitter.

The image below shows the spread of the #RibbonofPoppies in a 2 week period in August 2017 - with some poppies representing pledges for 2018. There are a vast number of areas that need their first pledges or more pledges to help create the Ribbon effect.

All groups, companies, sports clubs, individuals, faith groups, the Armed & Emergency Services, transport companies (etc) are all welcome.

The Memorial 'Mob' are creators of memorials, walks, publications and events to help remember all the 'Uniformed' Services (Armed & Emergency Services).

 

Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday, which falls on 12 November in 2017, is a day for the nation to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.

Below you can find information concerning the National Service of Remembrance, as well as Remembrance Sunday dates for upcoming years.

 

The National Service of Remembrance at The Cenotaph

The National Service of Remembrance, held at The Cenotaph in Whitehall on Remembrance Sunday, ensures that no-one is forgotten as the nation unites to honour all who have suffered or died in war.

HM The Queen will pay tribute alongside Members of the Cabinet, Opposition Party leaders, former Prime Ministers, the Mayor of London and other ministers. Representatives of the Armed Forces, Fishing Fleets and Merchant Air and Navy will be there, as well as faith communities and High Commissioners of Commonwealth countries.

 

Forthcoming Dates:

Remembrance Sunday always falls on the second Sunday in November. The dates of upcoming events are:

11 November 2018; 10 November 2019; 8 November 2020

Main Picture: Crowds in Trafalgar Square at the head of Whitehall leading down to the Cenotaph. Below: The plans for a Ribbon of Poppies

Article written by Cathryn Ellis

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