November is the time of remembrance. When rural communities get together on the village green or playing field for bonfires and fireworks. A time of year when villages and communities remember those who paid the ultimate price in conflict and war.
On Remembrance Sunday across North Yorkshire, in parish churches and in breezy churchyards, communities remembered local people who had fought and died in both World Wars, and conflicts since. Local village memorials become the focal point to honour those who have fallen and are often heart-breaking in their stark tribute, as they offer a shocking insight into the cost of war for small communities.
This year’s Royal British Legion campaign asked society to remember those who fought and came back and are still with us in our villages and communities and now need our support.
Our Ex-Forces Support North Yorkshire service supports veterans of war and ex-National Service personnel over 65. We provide a range of fully-funded practical, financial and customised support enabling veterans to lead fuller lives and raise awareness of the contributions they have made to society. This could be anything from getting out and about more, to learning new skills or reconnecting with their local and wider community.
If you would like more information about the project or if you know of someone in your local village or community who would like our support, contact us on 01904 704177 email firstname.lastname@example.org or have a look at our web page.