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Remembrance 2020

Remembrance 2020

Click on the picture above to see the Legion website pages

For obvious reasons, this year's Remembrancetide was different from previous years but The Royal British Legion in Spain and its Branches ensured that it was marked nevertheless.  Depending on local circumstances, this varied from Acts of Remembrance with reduced congregations, to simpler Acts that were livestreamed or broadcast after the event, to simple gatherings, socially distanced, for a moment's silence.  

The Poppy Appeal itself began with a short Act of Remembrance in Benidorm on 16th October and you can see more details of that ceremony here.

Remembrance Sunday - Sunday, 8th November

Legion Branches from across the District managed to find ways to carry out a limited Act of Remembrance on Remembrance Sunday despite local restrictions. A small selection of photographs appears below.

You can still donate to the Poppy Appeal using our Go Fund Me page - https://www.gofundme.com/f/poppy-appeal-district-north-spain. The money we raise stays here in Spain to allow us to support local veterans and their families in need.                                                                                                                                                                        
Alicante Branch                                                                                                                                          
Benidorm Branch
Gran Alacant & La Marina Branch
Murcia Branch
Pinoso Branch

Armistice Day - Wednesday, 11th November

Alicante Branch - Remembrance Service in Castalla International starting at 10.45.

Javea Branch - Act of Remembrance on Facebook Livestream and on Pure Gold FM starting at 10.55 

Orihuela Costa - Remembrance Service at Mil Palmeras starting at 11.00 - by invitation only.

Torrevieja Branch  

You can find out more about the traditional themes and emblems of Remembrance on our dedicated page.