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Remembering Heroes

November 10, 2011
Author: Grainne McCloskey

For your today we gave our tomorrowFlanders poppies blowing in the breeze with the sun back lighting their petals.

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month people all over the world remember the members of their armed forces who have fallen since the beginning of World War I

On this date in 1918 World War I officially ended with the German signing of the Armistice.

Remembering Heroes

Since 2004 over 50,000 people have made commemorative trips with funding from BIG’s Heroes Return schemes with grants totalling over £24 million.

The Heroes Return 2 programme is still open for applications until 31 January 2012 and Big Lunchers may know someone locally who with this help could make a remeberance trip they might not otherwise achieve.

Second World War veterans from the UK, Channel Islands and Republic of Ireland can apply for grants to cover travel and accommodation expenses enabling them to make trips back to places across the world where they served. They can also receive funding to take part in an official commemoration in the UK.

Since 2004 over 50,000 people have made commemorative trips with funding from BIG’s Heroes Return schemes with grants totalling over £24 million.

Veterans who fought with or alongside British forces in World War 2 and who are resident in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. War widows and widowers of veterans are also eligible for funding, and carers and spouses can receive funding to travel with veterans.  

Tell people in your community about The Heroes Return 2 programme.Just visit http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/prog_heroes_return to find out more.



 

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3 responses to Remembering Heroes

  1. Grainne Mccloskey says:

    Please tell people you know about this help for veterans their families and friends and thanks to everyone who shared or liked this story on facebook and twitter.

  2. phil dodds says:

    I am making enquries as to what copyright is on the image used in this article. I would like to use it in a publication to remember the ANZAC’s who sailed from Albany Western Australia in 1914. if you have any other suitable images, that I could use it would be greatly appreciated.
    Cheers Phil

  3. Hello Phil – The copyright sought was permission for our use only – the image however is low resolution and so not suitable for printed publications. If you are searching for UK based military remembrance imagery – I recommend you contact the Royal British Legion communications team.

    best wishes from The Big Lunch – an Eden project

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