Southwater event commemorated the end of the First World War
This event, held on 10th Nov, one day short of 100 years since the end of the First World War was held in commemoration of the First World War.
We held a collection for the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal to say thank you to our servicemen and women who served, sacrificed and shaped the future of the world.
SO were asked by the Chairman of Steyning and District branch of the Royal British Legion to organise an event near Steyning to celebrate the end of the First World War 100 years ago. Unfortunately this would have involved finding a location (always difficult), mapping the area, before planning courses etc, so we offered to hold a collection instead at our nearest planned event to Remembrance Sunday, which is at Southwater Country Park on 10th November, 2018.
We are asking you to contribute to this year's special poppy appeal celebrating 100 years since the armistice to say thank you to the First World War generation who served, sacrificed and shaped the future of the world.
Some of the messages on the six metre high poppy installation at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.
"He stayed there, standing and waiting, under heavy fire, with just his own brave heart and God’s help to support him."
"Not only WRNS, but the other two services, also, pioneered the beginning of votes for women and freedom for women more."
"Before the Great War, men with shattered faces died of wounds or broken hearts. Now they go to a special hospital, where marvels of surgery are performed."