Remembrance 2021

This year is the centenary of the Royal British Legion, founded on 15th May 1921 following World War One. They have worked tirelessly since their foundation to support former service men and women, and their families, in their return to civilian life, often following life shaping experiences or injuries. As a result of their work, Remembrance Day and the Poppy Appeal have become an important part of our national life in the UK, when we unite to commemorate the sacrifice of the few for the sake of the many, remember everyone who has been affected by war, and gather in a unified expression of memorial and respect.

We are deeply appreciative of their work. World War One was not, as once hoped, the war to end all wars and the Royal British Legion have continued to make a huge difference in the lives of so many. Now, 100 years later, service personnel from the UK, and many other nations, still risk and sacrifice their lives and war continues to be a fact of life in every corner of the world.

It is more important than ever to remember the fallen, the suffering, and their loved ones and families.

The Hunnaball Family Funeral Group are proud to have a variety of links with the armed forces. We have our head office in Colchester, which has a long history of involvement with the military, we actively seek to employ former service personnel, and we continue to raise money and awareness on behalf of men and women who have served. We conduct services for many former service people of different generations, helping to acknowledge their lives and the contribution they have made for all of us.

Last year’s Remembrance was a very different experience for us all, thanks to Covid, but this year, commemoration will be more like we all expect. We will gather to observe silence, lay wreaths, buy poppies, and remember… together. Every branch of the Hunnaball Family Funeral Group will lay a wreath at their local war memorial, as well as support the Poppy Appeal in any way we can. You can follow the link to donate and leave a dedication on our Poppy Appeal page.

We encourage everyone to mark Remembrance Day with a moment of silence and, if you have faith, a prayer. Please buy a poppy and give thanks that we are privileged to live in a country where we are free to remember. The Royal British Legion is as important as ever and this year’s Remembrance events are, as always, something very special.

We will remember them.