Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Honour for Those Who Gave Their Lives in Service of the Country

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Honour for Those Who Gave Their Lives in Service of the Country

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its 90th anniversary yesterday with a service thanksgiving that honoured Britain's war dead.

The charity has grown over decades into the nation's custodian of remembrance and is best known for its fundraising Poppy Appeal every autumn.

A congregation gathered Westminster Abbey to recognise efforts providing much-needed welfare support for the armed forces and ex-servicemen women and their families.

Since it was founded on May 1921 thousands have benefited from its campaigning work behalf of military veterans.

The Princess Royal, president the Legion's women's section, husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence to recognise the charity's achievements.

The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, summed up the mood of the service when told those gathered: "We come this abbey, so many of whose memorials speak of war and pity of war, to remember the of the past, to give thanks this 90th anniversary of the Royal British Legion, and to pray for continuing work. …

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