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The country remembers

Remembrance Day was marked in the Algarve with a service at Santa Bárbara de Nêxe.

A new two-metre, white stone memorial cross had been consecrated by local craftsmen at Leonilde Caetano Santos and donated by Mrs Mary Cornelius-Reid. The inscribed plaque was donated by members of the Royal British Legion, Algarve.

The Act of Remembrance took place on Sunday next to the cross, where a bugler sounded the Last Post and the two-minute silence was kept.  Wreaths of poppies were laid by the British Consul, Bill Henderson on behalf of the British Community in the Algarve and by veterans Eddy and Maria de Bie on behalf of the Royal British Legion.

A congregation of 200 heard Bishop John stress the importance of remembering those who have made the supreme sacrifice. Peter Wilkinson, the Chairman of the Royal British Legion Algarve Branch said: “The Legion will continue to work to help alleviate the suffering caused to our servicemen and women and their families by war.

“The Act of Remembrance and donations to the Poppy Appeal is the way in which the British Community help support this work.”