Welcome to the Washington Branch of The Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion is perceived as the national caretaker of Remembrance.
Recognition Sunday, the second Sunday in November, is the day customarily set aside to recollect every one of the individuals who have given their lives for the harmony and opportunity we appreciate today.
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A couple photographs of Remembrance Day 2014.
Remembrance Sunday Washington Village;The New Garden of Remembrance. Paid for by Sunderland City Council while the stones and cutting were purchased from Durham Stonemasons. The 340 Poppy Crosses were laid by a portion of the Children of Washington in Remembrance of the individuals who gave their lives during the Great War. Each cross speaks to a name on the commemoration, from the Great War of 1914/18.
Left to right Malcolm Pickering Branch Secretary and Poppy Appeal Organizer, Rt. Hon. Sharon Hodgson MP, Branch Honorary President, Deputy Lord Leautenant Tyne and Wear, Richard Bell Branch Chairman.
Following an administration at Holy Trinity, Washington Village, Sharon Hodgson, as the Branch President and nearby MP, was regarded to join the Washington Branch of the Royal British Legion, Local Elected Representatives, Churches and the individuals of Washington to recollect our administration people who have kicked the bucket in the administration of their nation.
The Deputy Lord-Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear, was on Duty to welcome the Parade of Serving and Ex-Service Personnel, Cadets, and Emergency Services, Volunteer and Youth Brigades and Charities. Many wreathes were laid by relatives and friends and family of the individuals who have passed on in late crusades.
During the administration, youngsters set more than 300 crosses in the recently opened nursery of recognition by the war commemoration, which was consecreated in August 2014 by the Bishop of Jarrow, The Rt Revd Mark Bryant, to stamp the Centenary of the episode of the First World War.
The Miners’ Banners of Washington Glebe, Usworth and F-pit, were likewise strutted close by those of the Services and the British Legion in the interest of the Bevan Boys, who served in the coal mining and substantial enterprises in administration of their nation during the war.