British country superstars The Shires (Crissie Rhodes and Ben Earle) today released a powerful video, showing their support for The Royal British Legion who recently launched the Poppy Appeal 2015, which each year raises awareness and provides hundreds of thousands of veterans, Servicemen and women and their families with vital advice and support.
The video launched on the Shires Youtube, shows different members of the Armed Forces community – from cadets through to veterans – sharing their personal definitions of Bravery on hand written signs, soundtracked to The Shires popular album track Brave. The video is also planned to be shown prior to the observation of this year’s two minute silence at the Legion’s annual Armistice Day event called Silence in the Square, held in Trafalgar Square.
The video aims to highlight the many challenges veterans, Service personnel, cadets and their families face and raise awareness for the Legion. The charity is one close to The Shires hearts, as Crissie’s Grandfather Edwin Rhodes was a service man in the US Army and stationed over here at RAF Northolt in the late 50’s.
Crissie Rhodes stated: “We owe so much to service men and women and I’m so proud our song Brave can help in a small way raise awareness for The Royal British Legion and the vital support they give to those who support of our country.”
The Royal British Legion’s Head of Armed Forces Engagement, James Goodwin, said: “This poignant video is a fitting tribute to our beneficiaries and the wider Armed Forces community. We’re grateful to The Shires for their ongoing support following a moving performance at our Armistice Day event last year, and for enabling all involved to express themselves to the backdrop of this powerful track.”
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