Remembrance Sunday

The Service of Remembrance was held by the past Bishop of London while dignitaries of all faiths were in attendance including the Sangha Nayaka of Chiswick Buddhist Vihara.


by Our Correspondent in London

( November 12, 2017, London, Sri Lanka Guardian) On a cold and frosty but sunny morning, Prince Charles representing H.M.The Queen laid the Remembrance Sunday Wreath at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London, as Big Ben which was under repair since August, chimed at 11 am, GMT 11 November 2017.

H.M. The Queen and Prince Philip watched the ceremony from the Foreign Office balcony opposite as the parade of the marching bands and past and present forces laid wreaths and took the salute past the Cenotaph.

Prime Minister Theresa May, Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, Leaders of Political Parties and Representatives of all Forces and High Commissioners of all Commonwealth countries, including Sri Lanka’s Deputy H.C, laid the red poppy wreaths at the foot of the Cenotaph,

The Service of Remembrance was held by the past Bishop of London while dignitaries of all faiths were in attendance including the Sangha Nayaka of Chiswick Buddhist Vihara.

Among those participating in the parade was a 99 year old veteran and a 9 year old, besides many veterans and their organisations, wearing their war medals and clad in bowler hats and umbrellas.

The annual ceremony on the second Sunday in November is held around UK and abroad to mark the supreme sacrifice of over 9 million British and Commonwealth soldiers and sailors during the two World Wars.

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