East Kent Freemasons Join their local Remembrance Day Services
In what is an annual tradition, Freemasons – wearing their collar of office – joined others from their local communities to pay homage to all those that lost their lives whilst serving in armed conflicts.
In this, the one-hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War, Freemasons in many parts of East Kent joined local parades, laid wreaths at their local War Memorials and took part in remembrance services. Some examples are shown here.
Freemasons help to support the Royal British Legion’s annual appeal by selling poppies at their Masonic Halls to lodge members and other visitors.
The Royal British Legion’s poppy factory, which was established in 1922 to employ disabled ex-Servicemen, together with the Legion’s warehouse in Aylesford, produces millions of poppies each year. The Freemasons’ Grand Charity, recognising it to be such a good cause, recently awarded the factory a grant of £20,000.
For more information about the Royal British Legion, please visit: www.britishlegion.org.uk
For more information about the Freemasons’ Grand Charity, please visit: www.grandcharity.org