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Councils join forces to back Poppy Appeal

Thursday, 22nd October 2009.

The chairmen and mayors of all seven district and borough councils in Suffolk and the of the county council have joined forces to urge people to support this year's Poppy Appeal by the Royal British Legion.

On their behalf, county council chairman Cllr Joanna Spicer said: "This year, as every year, we remember with gratitude those who served in the two World Wars and more recent conflicts. They sacrificed themselves so that we could enjoy our freedom.

"The debt we owe to the brave people who protect our country and its way of life is as real today as it ever was.

"Our thoughts are with those who continue to fight for our freedom and safety throughout the world and who are still prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice in the service of this country or to suffer terrible injuries in its cause. This year we are all very conscious of the casualties in the war in Afghanistan.

"I urge everyone to show special generosity this year in supporting the work of the Royal British Legion whose services are so vital to the care and welfare of our dedicated service men and women and their families."

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