Post Offices are at the centre of communities across the UK and many branches will be joining their local communities this Sunday 11 November to remember those servicemen and women who have lost their lives in war.
Remembrance Sunday also offers the opportunity for Post Office to remember the bravery of the Post Office Rifles. The infantry are perhaps best known for their role in some of the most devastating battles on the Western Front in the First World War, where they fought on the Somme and Passchendaele.
Approximately 12,000 men, mostly Post Office employees, fought with the regiment and 1,800 lost their lives. The Rifles received 145 awards for gallantry, including a Victoria Cross for Sgt. A.J. Knight. For more information on the Post Office Rifles, you can visit the Postal Museum website.
Show your support
Branches across the country will be getting involved in different ways, including bringing communities together and fundraising for the Poppy Appeal. You can see how you can get involved here.
Observe with your local community
Below are some draft messages you can share with your followers on social media if you are supporting Remembrance Sunday in your branch.
You could also take a picture of you or your team wearing poppies and share with your online community.
Option 1: We’re wearing poppies at [name of branch] in remembrance of those who died in war #RemembranceDay #LestWeForget #PoppyAppeal
Option 2: Simply share the image below – optional hashtags #RemembranceDay #LestWeForget #PoppyAppeal
Option 3: Share what you’re doing to mark Remembrance Day in branch. Optional hashtags - #RemembranceDay #LestWeForget #PoppyAppeal
If you or your team are doing something special to commemorate those who lost their lives in war please get in touch by emailing … or leave a comment below.