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We are going to walk from York to Minden (in Germany), carrying a rose tree. When we get there we will plant the rose tree.
Well, its quite a long story, 250 years old, and quite a long walk, 250 miles. All the details are on www.yorkshireridings.org.
But. briefly, we are creating a link between Minden Day, which commemorates a battle in which Yorkshire soldiers fought on 1st August 250 years ago, and Yorkshire Day which is also on 1st August.
Reports of the battle indicate that British soldiers picked roses and wore them on their uniforms, possibly in memory of their fallen comrades.
The white rose is a well established symbol of Yorkshire. The one we will be carrying will be planted, at the memorial to the battle, during an international festival to mark the 250th anniversary of the event.
Hopefully, there will be white roses blooming at the site of the battle on Minden Days in the future, both in memory of the soldiers who fought and to indicate the link with Yorkshire Day.
There are there more details on www.yorkshireridings.org and we are hoping to update the site as we go along, so, if you wish, you can follow our progress.
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Roger and Christine Sewell.
About The Royal British Legion
For nearly 90 years The Royal British Legion has been listening and caring - providing help and support to anyone who has served, or who is currently serving, in the British Armed Forces, and their dependents - which means that nearly 9.5 million people are eligible to call on us for assistance.With the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II approaching, the Legion takes its roles as custodian of Remembrance and safeguarding the Military Covenant between the nation and its Armed Forces seriously. We care about those involved in World Wars and the many conflicts since 1945 as well as those still fighting for their country today. Did you know that some may be sent on active service at only 17? So those we help are often much younger than you might think.This year, as always, British troops have been posted to the forefront of some of the world's most hazardous hotspots and we rely on your help to offer the wholehearted support they deserve.
Please support the important and on-going work of the Legion - your contribution means so much.The Legion is probably best known for its famous red poppy emblem as well as its annual Poppy Appeal in November but our servicesare needed all year as the demand for our support continues as Service personnel, young and old, call on us for help and guidance. Visit www.britishlegion.org.uk for more information about our work.Please help us to help those to whom we owe so much.Thank you.
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