SUNDAY, July 10, is a national day of commemoration for the 60th anniversary of the ending of the Second World War.

Church services, celebrations and parties will take place, popular songs from that time will be sung, White Cliffs of Dover being one of them.

However, a campaign still goes on on two fronts.

One, the ageing ex-service community, men and women of the second world war and conflicts since who battle on with everyday living despite having poor health and many other problems.

Two, the Royal British Legion and its Poppy Appeal, which was created to help Royal British Legion Welfare workers handle the very many vital needs of the ex-Service community and their dependants. Help us to help them.

Sir Winston Churchill said: "In war, resolution: in defeat, defiance: in victory, magnanimity: and in peace, goodwill".

If, like many others during this Veterans Awareness Week, you sing that popular song of the war years White Cliffs of Dover, that has the words, "and peace ever after". Is it for them?

John Lebbon,

Chairman, York Branch,

Royal British Legion,

Elm Tree Avenue,

Upper Poppleton,


Updated: 10:42 Wednesday, July 06, 2005