Armistice centenary: businesses pay their respects to the fallen

PUBLISHED: 18:01 15 November 2018

To commemorate the centenary of the end of World War I, Arriva added a poppy motif to a bus in Stevenage. Picture courtesy of Smoking Gun PR.

To commemorate the centenary of the end of World War I, Arriva added a poppy motif to a bus in Stevenage. Picture courtesy of Smoking Gun PR.

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Businesses have also been doing their bit to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Jeff Jackson's tribute to his grandfather Albert, who died in World War I. Picture courtesy of Janet Jackson.Jeff Jackson's tribute to his grandfather Albert, who died in World War I. Picture courtesy of Janet Jackson.

The bus company Arriva added a Royal British Legion poppy motif and a special thank you message to one of its buses in Stevenage.

At 11am on Remembrance Sunday, drivers held a two-minute silence on board their buses if it was safe and legal to do so.

Royal British Legion collection tins and poppies were also displayed in selected Arriva travel shops.

Craig Taylor, marketing manager for Arriva Herts, said: “We wanted to ensure we paid our respects to the fearless soldiers who gave their lives for our country by adding poppies to our buses to raise further awareness of the cause.”

At Jacksons Garage on London Road in Knebworth, owner Jeff Jackson paid tribute to his grandfather Albert Jackson, who died in World War I, with a poignant display.

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