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STE waste trucks wear poppies throughout November in honour of remembrance day


The British legion charity was founded in 1921 by Tom Lister to support those who had been affected by the first world war. By the time the British legion had formed in 1921, the two minutes’ silence for the dead had already been established in 1918 and the first ever poppy appeal was held that year. The poppies are a symbolic gesture to respect those who fought and lost their lives in Flanders poppy field. 

Remembrance day was originally known as Armistice day to honour the agreement that ended the first world war. The agreement took place on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Today remembrance day is held in honour of both world wars. 

Like every year, all STE trucks will be wearing poppies throughout November in honour of remembrance day.

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