Remembrance Day will be a little different this year but for millions of Brits it will be a chance to take a moment to reflect.
The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal will be more important than ever as it raises millions of pounds in support of the Armed Forces.
Usually ahead of November 11 the British Legion organises a poppy appeal and dispatches volunteers to shops, streets and supermarkets to fundraise.
This year you can buy the famous red poppy at the Legion’s online Poppy Shop.
It’s a 24 hour online market that sells paper lapel poppies for £2 – along with other charitable goods.
Other products available include a paper poppy costing £5 and another costing £10.
You can also purchase from a wooden Cross, Sikh Khanda, Hindu Aum, Secular Tribute, Star, or Crescent Moon priced at £2.99 per item.
There is also a £10 wreath or a £3, £5, or £10 2020 pin.
The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Shop website explains: “This year, as a result of COVID-19, many of our volunteers are understandably unable to assist, and reduced footfall in these areas means that our Poppy Appeal income is at risk.
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“We want to make sure that you are still able to participate safely in this year's Poppy Appeal.”
Spending money on Legion merchandise helps provide cash for financial, social and emotional support for veterans.
All of the profits from the shop will go towards the Legion’s ongoing work in supporting the Armed Forces community.
Poppies will also be available to buy at supermarkets, while those doing their shopping online may be given the opportunity to add a £5 donation to their order.
Remembrance Day 2020 will be different this year as we pay respect for those who fought and died in the line of duty.
November 11 traditionally sees a two-minute silence acknowledged at 11am at schools, offices and churches across the country.
It will be preceded by Remembrance Sunday on November 8, where socially distanced ceremonies will be held to honour the fallen.
Some events have been cancelled due to the restrictions whilst others are going ahead with strict rules.
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