Royal Legion pays respects at Arboretum

June 28, 2022

The Goole and Howden branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) recently visited the National Memorial Arboretum to commemorate the lives lost in service.

On Saturday, June 18, 34 Veterans and members of the branch made their way to the Staffordshire setting to remember over 16,000 service personnel who lost their lives during conflict or as a result of terrorism since the end of the Second World War. The branch met with fellow members of the RBL from Thorne and listened to historical talks on the memorials and features of the arboretum, that hosts over 30,000 trees, each with their own story and significance. Keith Sacre, the chairman of the branch said: “The trip to the National Memorial Arboretum was a fantastic day. The Veterans present each shared their memories from their time in the Armed Forces or supporting organisations, alongside camaraderie, personal reflection, remembrance and commitment.”

Keith Sacre, the branch’s chairman laid a commemorative wreath for those who sadly lost their lives in conflict and terrorism. (23-06-246 SU)

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