A cascade of poppies, made by members and friends of the Crewkerne Branch of Royal British Legion, marked the 75th anniversary of VJ Day on August 15th 1945, which ultimately brought an end to the Second World War. The window display in the George Shopping Centre was a poignant reminder of all those who lost their lives in the battles and conflicts across Europe and in the Far East.
Solitary handcrafted poppies were also placed outside of Crewkerne Town Hall and on the wall of the George Reynolds Centre, which when open is the headquarters for the local branch of the Royal British Legion. A line of flags outside of Oscars wine bar and one flying from the flag pole above the town hall continued the tributes to those who served, in what is often referred to as the ‘Forgotten Army’ but to whom we all owe a great debt and immense respect for our freedom today. They are not forgotten and we will remember them.