A Remembrance Day Poppy Appeal logo. An illustrated red poppy with green stalk. The black seeds are represented by a silhouette of First World War soldiers. The words Poppy Appeal appear across the stalk.

This year the important tradition of remembering those who gave their lives for our country is different.

You may want to look at the Royal British Legion website for suggestions how we can individually mark this important occasion, including a downloadable poppy to display in your window. www.britishlegion.org

By supporting the RBL we help them in their important work with veterans and their families.

On Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day, as HM The Queen’s representative, I am honoured to lay a wreath which says: “In grateful memory of all those who gave their lives to achieve our freedom.”

Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Essex, Mrs Jennifer Tolhurst