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Thousands tune into ‘The Royal British Legion Northern Ireland Festival of Remembrance 2020’

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Thousands of people throughout Northern Ireland and further afield tuned into The Virtual Royal British Legion Northern Ireland Festival of Remembrance 2020 last night which premiered on Youtube shortly after 7pm.

The event that normally attracts crowds annually at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast was replaced by a two-hour virtual performance due to current COVID restrictions.

Commenting after the premiere District Chairman John Stewart said “2020 is a year of many significant anniversaries, Battle of Britain 80, VE-75, VJ-75, Korea 70 and of course the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Ulster Defence Regiment.

“For generations, men and women from across Northern Ireland have volunteered to serve in our Armed Forces and in our Merchant Navy, which has played a crucial part in keeping us fed and supplied, along with countless numbers of men and women from across the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and the Allied nations.

“Being unable to meet together for our annual Festival of Remembrance in Belfast, The Royal British Legion in Northern Ireland still wanted to produce an event to remember those men and women from Northern Ireland and across the world, who sacrificed so much for us in wars and conflicts. This led to the virtual Festival of Remembrance that premiered on YouTube last night, and which can be viewed at 2020 Royal British Legion Northern Ireland Festival of Remembrance.

“Our thanks to everyone, and it is a long list, who gave freely of their time and talents to work with us to deliver the 2020 Royal British Legion Northern Ireland Festival of Remembrance. We are truly heartened by the support we have received.

“In addition to being our main Remembrance event, the Festival of Remembrance raised a significant amount of money for the Poppy Appeal. If you would still like to make a donation, so that we can continue to provide support those in need, please visit rbl.org.uk/poppyappeal

The Royal British Legion is the nation’s biggest Armed Forces charity providing care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces past and present and their families.

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