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Armistice Day Plea from King’s Lynn Charity

Poppy Field

8:09am 11th November 2013

They will not grow old as we grow old.

Today at 11 o'clock people across West Norfolk will stop and remember those who have lost their lives in war and conflicts around the world.

But we're being asked not only to think of those who lost their lives in the field.

Mike Taylor is from military mental health charity Bridge for Heros and says many in the forces haven't coped with what they've been through and taken their own lives.

"A lot of people have sacrificed their lives in fighting, but then later on, the numbers who've taken their own lives, especially from the 70's onwards in some cases are even higher.

"For example in the Falklands, the number of people who died retaking the islands is just short of 300, but since then officially according to the MoD around 320 have taken their own lives."

 

 

People wanting to gather and remember at 11 o'clock are being told to meet outside Beales where the Royal British Legion will hold a short ceremony.


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