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Join the movement and say Thank You

The Royal British Legion has launched a mass movement to say ‘Thank You’ to all who served, sacrificed, and changed our world during the First World War. With 100 days to go until 11th November, the charity called on mass involvement from the public to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

All communities are being encouraged to join the movement by expressing their thanks this year, with 45 high profile organisations already supporting the movement. Partners include English National Ballet, Diwali in the Square, Highclere Castle, GCHQ, Cadbury, Sainsbury's, M&S, the Coventry Building Society, the RFU and many others. Over 250 community events have been organised so far to say a mass ‘Thank You’ to those who put Britain on the path to becoming what it is today.

To support the launch, ‘Thank You’ partner Ancestry UK will be offering free access to military records from 6th-9th August, to allow the public to research their own family history, while their Medal collection will be free to access from 6th August to the end of the year. This collection is the most complete listing of people who fought in the British Army in WW1.

‘Thank You’ will honour not only the 1.1 million British and Commonwealth Armed Forces who lost their lives in the First World War, but also those who played their part on the home front, and those who returned to build a better life for the benefit of generations to come.

Source: The Royal British Legion