British Legion Competition

19th July 2018
Remembrance competition In August, 2 members of each Royal British Legion branch will take part in ‘The Great Pilgrimage’ back to the battlefields of the First World War.  This will be a re-creation of the original tour in 1928 to commemorate 90 years.  This will include a tour of the battlefields of Somme and Ypres Salient and will conclude with a Commemorative Service at The Menin Gate.  
 
At this service, each legion will lay a wreath and our branch invited children from local schools to write a prayer or poem of thanks and remembrance which will be attached to the wreath.   The Mayor of St Ives chose the winning entry and we are delighted to announce that George’s prayer won! 
 
We had a visit today from Mike from the Royal British Legion, who will be taking part in the ceremony, who presented George with a framed certificate and a book token.
 
George wrote “Dear Lord… We would like to thank you for the Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen who protect us. All of us have freedom because of their sacrifice. Remember those who have died or been hurt in war…AMEN.”
 
A display of all the entries will be held later in the year and will be on public view at the Norris Museum  in St Ives.