“Thank You” Initiative details and update
With Remembrance being led by the Legion since 1921, the commemoration of the end of the First World War in 2018 is going to be one of the most memorable and significant moments in the history of the Legion and the entire nation.
As members, you are the local custodians of Remembrance and we thought you should be the first to hear about our plans to invite the public to take part in a movement to say ‘Thank You’ to all those who served, sacrificed and changed the world during and after the First World War.
During the last 100 days of the centenary, from 8th August to 11th November we want to encourage everyone to thank those who fought, those who returned and those who worked to rebuild the country for future generations and achieved incredible advancements in many areas including medicine, the arts and everyday life.
We have already established partnerships with other organisations to help us deliver this project and we are in conversations with more partners. Through our collaboration with Never Such Innocence, an organisation focused on young people’s education about the First World War, we launched a competition to inspire schools and pupils to compose a poem, a song or other work of art to say Thank You and share a message of Remembrance and hope.
Please visit the Thank You webpage to find out more and watch our film. We will keep you up to date with the latest news about the Thank You movement in the coming months. If you have any questions please contact the Thank You team – ThankYou@britishlegion.org.uk