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Wem Remembers
11th September 2018

 

2018 is the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War One. Wem Town Council in partnership with Wem branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) is very keen that the whole community is involved with this commemoration.

Over 57 residents of the town lost their lives in World War One and it is important that the sacrifice they made continues to be remembered.

In addition to the traditional Remembrance Sunday commemorations on 11th November, the Town Council and RBL would like to involve the whole community in remembering the sacrifice made by millions of men and women across the nation by creating a display of poppies running through the Town Centre.

To achieve this the Town Council and RBL would like as many people in Wem as possible to use their creative skills to turn a paper plate into a Remembrance Poppy. The decorated poppies will then be linked together and displayed in shop windows along the High Street and around the town during the week before 11th November.

The Town Council will supply paper plates to any interested groups or individuals who want to be involved and our only requirement is that the finished plate should be red in colour with a black centre to represent a poppy.

It is anticipated that the plates will be distributed towards the end of September and should be completed by 19th October. After this date the Town Council will be looking for volunteers to help with linking the poppy chains for displays.

If your group would like to be part of this project please can you contact Penny O’Hagan at Wem Town Council on 01939 232733, info@wem.gov.uk for more information and to let us know how many plates you require.

 

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