An eye-catching initiative to commemorate the First World War across Leicestershire is encouraging organisations across the Melton borough to illuminate their buildings in red.
The initiative, by Leicestershire’s First World War centenary reference group and the Leicestershire and Rutland Royal British Legion (RBL), will run during the RBL’s Poppy Appeal until Armistice Day on November 11.
The event is led by the Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Jennifer, Lady Gretton, and Colonel Robert Martin, County RBL president.
Lady Gretton said: “It was very moving to see parts of Leicestershire’s skyline lit up in remembrance and support of the Poppy Appeal last year.”
Colonel Martin added: “As the custodians of remembrance, the RBL is delighted to be supporting this collective appreciation for the men and women of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces who have selflessly and courageously served our country and continue to do so.”
Any organisations wishing to join the initiative should email Lieutenancyoffice@leics.gov.uk