Rye Remembrance Day 2013
Some 300 people attended the Remembrance Day service held on a bright sunny day, the church was full and many local groups and organisations took part. After the service local groups and organisations laid wreaths culminating in the youth of Rye planting crosses in memory of the fallen.
Rye & District Branch of the Royal British Legion was formed in the 1920’s and now meets jointly with former members of the old Rye & Northiam Royal Air Force Association along with ladies from the Rye & District Women’s Section, which has also sadly closed, each month (except August) please check the ‘What’s on 2013′ link for venue and programme for the year.
Please note that all of these meetings will be held in The Rye Club, Market Road at 7.30pm.
We are also looking towards 2014 and how best Rye takes part in the commemoration of the start of WW1, further details will be published once known..
For more general information on events planed withing UK please click on the following link : The Great War UK events 2014-2018
The Royal British Legion provides financial, social and emotional support to all those who have served and are currently serving in the Armed Forces, as well as their dependents. Anyone who has served in the forces for seven days or more is eligible for our help.
From grant-making to disablement pensions advice; from counseling and job retraining to organising pilgrimages; and from home and hospital visits to the provision of full nursing care, the Legion is here to help.
The Royal British Legion is the nation’s custodian of Remembrance, ensuring that people remember those who have given their lives for the freedom we enjoy today. The Rye British Legion fully support Rye’s civic acts of Remembrance, usually led by the Mayor and Town Council.
Rye British Legion arrange a number of activities for Members including battlefield tours to France, a recent visit to the House of Parliament and Imperial War Museum.
Rye British Legion also maintains a close liaison with other Service organisations in the District, including the Women’s Section, Royal Air Force Association and Rye Sea Cadets as well as acting as a focus for local veterans issues.
To join the Rye British Legion please follow the link to the application form : RBL Membership Form