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Wreaths laid to launch Poppy Appeal in Harrow
Schoolchildren joined the Mayor of Harrow to lay wreaths across the borough to highlight the Poppy Appeal.
Councillor Nizam Ismail laid wreaths at ten war memorials on Wednesday to honour those who gave their lives for their country and encourage people to donate to the annual Royal British Legion appeal.
Pupils at West Lodge Primary School in West End Lane, Pinner, joined the Mayor to encourage the borough’s residents to beat the £62,185 they raised last year.
Cllr Ismail said: “We must never forget the sacrifices of those brave men and women who gave their lives to protect the freedoms we all enjoy today.
“Since 2003 the Legion has helped more than 10,000 active or ex-service personnel and their families who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“As First Citizen of the borough, I urge all residents to support the 2012 Poppy Appeal in whatever way you can to enable the Legion to meet the ever increasing needs of the active and ex-service community. Wear your poppy with pride and give generously to this outstanding cause.”
The Remembrance Sunday parade and service on November 11 starts at Harrow War Memorial outside the Civic Centre at 10.45am.