Tag: Remembrance Day
Thieves have stolen an ex-RAF Sergeant’s medals from a Remembrance Day window display in Staffordshire.
Staff and customers at the Birchall and Watson Pharmacy, on High Street in Stone, were distraught when they discovered the theft after taking down the display.
Hundreds gathered around Stone’s Memorial Square to pay their respects to those who have fallen in conflicts, past and present.
The Royal British Legion was founded in 1921 and the yearly Poppy Appeal has since become their biggest fundraising event.
Thousands of people gathered in cities, towns and villages across Staffordshire today for Remembrance Day services.
In moving scenes played out all over the county, families young and old paid tribute to honour those who have given their lives in conflict around the world.
StaffsLive sent reporters to towns around the region to capture the events.
Cannock residents will pull together this weekend for the 20th anniversary of the Royal British Legion’s Remembrance Day.
The event is organised by the legion in memory of those who have fallen while on active military service.
An elderly widow spoke of her heartbreak today after thieves raided her home and stole her father’s First World War medals.
Doris Whittle, of Creswell Grove, Stafford, was out visiting her son when thieves broke into her house and took the family heirlooms.
Hundreds of people visited the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas to pay their respects to those that lost their lives while serving their country.
More than 500 people were packed in for an emotional morning service, which included a two minute silence, before the Arboretum opened for the public in the afternoon.
By Jodi Law & Andrew Bettridge: The eyes of the nation were on the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire as the country fell silent for two minutes on Remembrance Day.
More than 500 people attended the moving service in Alrewas this morning (November 11) that paid tribute to the men and women who have lost their lives serving their country.
A serving soldier has condemned the decision to release the latest Call of Duty computer game so near to Armistice Day.
Private Michael Littleton, 22, from Stone, has called game maker Activison’s timing over Modern Warfare 3 “unforgivable”.
A former Royal Marine is hoping to offer an alternative Remembrance weekend event by setting a world record.
Lee Riley, who supported Special Forces through the United Kingdom Landing Force Support Group (UKLFSG) for seven years, will be aiming to run the fastest mile in the world with a 40lb pack on his back to raise money for the Royal British Legion.