‘The poppies in the field sway and swing’

Kent County Council held a civic information event today (Wednesday) ahead of tomorrow’s official Poppy Appeal launch.

Held at County Hall in Maidstone, KCC Chairman David Brazier welcomed civic dignitaries from across the county.

Proceedings began with The Last Post, played by buglers Barry Knight and John Leigh.

County councillor Leyland Ridings, who is president of the Kent County Royal British Legion, read the Exhortation: “They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

“At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them”.

Then KCC chairman David Brazier recited The Kohima Epitaph: “When you go home, tell them of us and say, ‘For your tomorrow, we gave our today’”.

Poppy Ambassadors, David and Karen Watson and Ray Kitchinham, told the packed lecture theatre how the Royal British Legion had helped them.

The event included a poem, Poppies in the Field, written and performed by 10-year-old Frank Chadwick.

‘The poppies in the field sway and swing’ was last modified: October 26th, 2017 by Thom Morris