Remembrance: wear your poppy with pride

The Poppy Appeal is currently taking place and ends on Tuesday November 11. The main Remembrance Service in the Algarve will start at 10.50am on Sunday November 9 at St. Luke’s Church, Palhagueira, when wreaths will be laid on behalf of the British Community by Dr. Peter Abbott, the deputy Head of Mission in Portugal, and by members of the Royal British Legion.
There will also be a Remembrance Service at Praia da Luz Church at 11.30am and at Lisbon, Porto and Madeira.
The RBL Poppy Appeal coordinator for Portugal, Sandra Wilkinson, said: “At Remembrancetide, the British community throughout the world keeps the faith with those who died for the freedom that we enjoy today; and the visible representation of that Remembrance is the wearing of a Poppy and the keeping of the Two Minute Silence at 11am on Remembrance Sunday and on November 11.
“Those who have visited the ‘Blood swept lands and seas of red’ exhibition at the Tower of London will know how emotive it is to contemplate the sea of 888,246 ceramic poppies representing the men and women who died on active service in the First World war, serving their King, Country and Commonwealth. It must never happen again – and remembering their sacrifice helps ensure that it cannot. On this, the 100th Anniversary of the start of that carnage, please wear your Poppy with pride.”