Jeremy Pembroke, Chairman, Suffolk County Council
On behalf of thecounty council, and mayors and chairmen of the borough and district councils throughout Suffolk, I write to urge everyone in Suffolk to support the Poppy Appeal of the Royal British Legion.
This year, as every year, we remember with gratitude those who served in the two World Wars and more recent conflicts. They sacrificed themselves so that we could enjoy our freedom. The debt we owe to the brave people who protect our country and its way of life is as real today as it ever was. Our thoughts are with those who continue to fight for our freedom throughout the world, and who are still prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice in the service of this country and to suffer terrible injuries in its cause. For this year’s Poppy Appeal the Royal British Legion are again focusing on their support for the Afghan generation of the Armed Forces family. Since 2003 the Legion has helped more than 10,000 serving, ex-Service and family members who are part of the Afghan and Iraq generation.
I ask everyone to show special generosity this year in supporting the work of the Royal British Legion whose services are so vital to the care and welfare of our dedicated service men and women and their families.