THE Royal British Legion poppy remains a symbol that is recognised across generations.
Even almost 90 years on, the legion's ever poignant mission continues to safeguard the welfare, interests and memory of those who have served or who are serving in the armed forces.
Last year, thanks to the generosity of Harrow residents, over £47,000 was donated to the appeal.
This year will be the first time Harrow schoolchildren will have had an opportunity to participate in the Remembrance service, with four young winners of a Youth Poetry Competition reading their contributions after the observed silence at 11am.
Wearing Remembrance poppies, many schoolchildren, teachers and parents will join us on Sunday, November 8 to pay tribute to those who valiantly gave their lives for your tomorrow.
As the first citizen of the borough, I hope that you will support the annual poppy appeal and choose to join us too.
The Remembrance Sunday parade and service is on November 8 at the Harrow War Memorial, outside Harrow Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow, at 10.45am, joined by a parade led by the Glen Trew Pipe Band, which leaves St Ann's Road precinct at 10am.
COUNCILLOR ERIC SILVER Mayor of Harrow