Arriva’s set of poppy buses commemorate World War One centenary

To commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War, Arriva added the poppy motif to a bus in Liverpool.

This year, Arriva supported the Royal British Legion as part of the #ThankYou100 campaign, which aims to give thanks to everyone who contributed, sacrificed and innovated during the First World War.

On Remembrance Sunday, an Arriva bus in Liverpool featured the famous Royal British Legion poppy design and Thank You 100 message as a mark of respect to all those involved.

As part of its commitment to the campaign, Arriva also encouraged staff to look back at their family history to share stories of those involved in the war, which were included in a series of dedicated social media posts for Armistice Day.

At 11am on Remembrance Sunday, Arriva drivers also held a two minutes silence on board the bus, as a further mark of respect to those fallen.

Lisa Pearson, head of marketing for Arriva North West & Wales, said: “We were delighted to be involved in the Royal British Legion’s #ThankYou100 campaign. Every year, the Legion does remarkable work to remember those who fought for our freedom, and so this year 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.”

To see the Royal British Legion’s remembered soldiers, and for information on how you can also say thank you, visit www.everyoneremembered.org

Special Arriva stories can also be found at www.arrivabus.co.uk/thankyou100.

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