Remembrance Sunday March Past at the Cenotaph 2020

Discussion in 'All Anniversaries' started by bamboo43, Oct 15, 2020.

  1. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

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  2. Grasmere

    Grasmere Member

    Especially as each year there are inevitably fewer and fewer veterans taking part.
     
  3. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Perhaps we should leave it to the ghost of the fallen to march past
     
  4. Wobbler

    Wobbler Well-Known Member

    Received the local Residents’ Association news sheet today, which was jolly nice of them as we’re not even members, and we are told that the Remembrance Day service at our War Memorial is still scheduled to take place on 8 November but, naturally, very much dependant on national and local guidance.

    This would be my very first chance to pay my respects to two of my cousins, and a great uncle from WW1, about whom I knew nothing until “discovering”, just this year, them and their sad fates.
     
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  5. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    We are looking to hold a very small and brief ceremony at the Chindit Memorial on the Embankment in London, but it really depends on what happens now re: the Covid-19 restrictions and rules. I'm so pleased that VJ Day went through at some decent level back in August, otherwise most of the 75th Anniversary commemorations for WW2 have been a write off!
     
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  6. Wobbler

    Wobbler Well-Known Member

    Good luck, hope it can go ahead mate.
     
  7. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Thanks Martin.
     
  8. Grasmere

    Grasmere Member

    BBC article - Royal British Legion launches Poppy Appeal from veterans' homes/ Poppy Appeal: 'It's something we shouldn't forget'
    I think this is a more sensible compromise given the current situation.
     
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  9. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    I've just purchased my Christmas cards (plus a donation) on the RBL website as a way replacing my usual Poppy buying from the old veteran outside Twickenham Tesco.

    Some nice designs featured, other charity Christmas cards are available:
    Christmas Collection | Charity Gifts | Poppy Shop UK
     
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  10. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Sadly, I've just learned that the Field of Remembrance event on the 5th November at Westminster Abbey, will now not be open to any veterans or organisation representatives. It will now be just those conducting the ceremony, officials and the Royal Party.
     

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