Princess Royal Attends Royal British Legion’s 90th Anniversary Service
Tuesday, 20th September 2011
HRH The Princess Royal attended a service of thanksgiving to mark the 90th anniversary of the Royal British Legion held at Westminster Abbey on Tuesday 20th September 2011.
During the service The Princess Royal laid a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior.
During the wreathlaying Penelope Keith CBE read John Alexander McCrae’s In Flanders Field.
In his Bidding the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, said:
We come to this Abbey, so many of whose memorials speak of war and the pity of war, to remember the sacrifices of the past, to give thanks for this ninetieth anniversary of the Royal British Legion, and to pray for its continuing work.
In gratitude for God’s love, expressed through our duty of compassion for the injured and those in need, we shall pledge ourselves to a continuing ministry of service and care for them.
Depending upon God’s grace, and in tribute to those who in conflicts past and present paid the supreme sacrifice, we shall reaffirm our desire to create a world of justice, freedom, and peace.