At 11 o’clock on Sunday 14th November the nation fell silent and at the war memorial in Eastleigh, members of local organisations and the public did so too. The silence was broken after two minutes by a bugler of the 14th Eastleigh Scout and Guide Band ‘the Spitfires’ playing Reveille. Then followed the quotation, read by Norman King of the Royal British Legion ‘When you go home, tell them of us and say, For your tomorrow, we gave our today’. The Mayor of Eastleigh led the laying of the wreaths. Lion President Mark Campbell, also a member of the British Legion, laid a wreath on behalf of Eastleigh Lions. It was a well attended event, in contrast to the individual laying that took part last year, and was a fitting memorial in the Royal British Legion’s centenary year.
Eastleigh Lions also helped with the Poppy Appeal collections around the borough.