The Poppy Appeal – “Shoulder to shoulder with all who serve”

The Appeal launches today with  special 11-11-11-11 ceremonies in Wootton Bassett  and Trafalgar Square (silence in the Square) where, if you can’t join it, then, you can watch it live via a webcast.

It’s the British Legions 90th anniversary this year and, having raised over £36m in 2010, involving over 44m poppies, they are aiming for £40m this year. There are many ways to support the appeal including some new ones.

Social media links are:

Their hashtag is #PoppyAppeal




Where, inter alia, you can see a video of the #1 hit song by Robin Gibb & the soldiers “I gotta get a message to you”

The Royal British Legion wall (Shoulder to shoulder) where you can show your support by uploading your photo and  wearing a poppy.

Legion live – Blogs &  much more

Poppy Twibbons

We have a Twitter feed for Poppy Appeal, many of the above  links and Laurence Binyon’s poem “For The Fallen” over at our sister site

Remembrance Day (November 13), has the traditional local and national memorials throughout the UK with  the iconic Cenotaph ceremony including the haunting tones of The Last Post.

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