This coming week, as we approach Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday, we’ll pause to reflect and honour those who died defending our liberty and way of life.
2021 marks the 100th anniversary of The Royal British Legion Scotland (Legion Scotland). To recognise this centenary, the Council will lay a poppy wreath at every community’s war memorial across Dumfries and Galloway.
The Legion adopted the poppy in 1921. Since then, it has become an enduring symbol of remembrance, used to raise funds to support veterans. Each year, in Edinburgh, disabled veterans make around 5 million Legion Scotland poppies, which are then sold by thousands of volunteers supporting the Legion. 1 in 5 of the Scottish population is a member of the veterans’ community, being either an ex-service person or a spouse/dependant of an ex-service person.
The Scottish Poppy Appeal is the main fund raiser to support veterans and their dependants in Scotland.
So, please buy a poppy or donate at https://www.legionscotland.org.uk/