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How To Get Involved

Everyone is touched in some way by the First World War and the generation who lived through it. You can say Thank You through your family, community, place of work – or simply as an individual. Explore the First World War heritage where you live and find reasons for giving thanks.

There are endless ways you can get involved and say Thank You to the First World War generation. Check out what events are taking place near you, get inspired with our entertaining and unique involvement ideas, and why not download one of our Summer Activity packs too?

Every One Remembered

To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, we want to ensure that all commonwealth service men and women who fell during WW1 are remembered.

Leave your own unique commemoration on our website to one of the fallen: a family member, someone from your local area; or any of the many still left to be remembered. This year we want to make sure we have joined together to say thank you to the 1.1 million service men and women who gave their lives in WW1.

Schools

Take a look at our free resources for schools. There's a whole host of lesson plans available to inspire creativity around WW1.

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NMA Poppy Field

Today is your opportunity to write a message and have it included in our Centenary Field of Thanks at The National Arbotoreum, our nation’s centre of Remembrance.

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Families

Keep entertained during the school holidays with our Thank You activity packs. They are jam-packed with lots of interesting information and activities to inspire your child's creativity.

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Silent Silhouettes

Find out more about our silhouettes to symbolise the communities that took part in the First World War.

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Creative competition

The Thank You creative competition in partnership with Never Such Innocence has now closed.

We are currently working our way through judging the entries, we'll post an update and the names of the winners in October.

Thank You resources

We also have these resources available in Welsh, please contact our Thank you team for more info: thankyou@britishlegion.org.uk.

What is Thank You

100 years ago the guns fell silent on the world’s first truly global war. We believe it is time to think about all of those who lived through this tragic and remarkable time - and who put Britain on the path to becoming what it is today. It’s time to say Thank You for all they did for us.

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Contact us

If you would like to write to us, our postal address is:
Thank You Team, Remembrance Department
199 Borough High Street
London SE1 1AA

Or email us at: thankyou@britishlegion.org.uk