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  Remembrance Sunday : cenotaph ceremony on whitehall, london
On either the Sunday before or the Sunday after Armistice Day (on a day known as Remembrance Sunday) there is a ceremony in London at which people remember those who have died or been injured in wars.
The Remembrance Sunday service is centred around a simple stone monument called the Cenotaph, which is in the middle of the road called Whitehall (map).
The Cenotaph is the centre of the Remembrance Sunday ceremony
www.ukstudentlife.com /Ideas/Album/RemembranceSunday.htm   (890 words)

  
 Remembrance Sunday - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Remembrance Sunday is marked by ceremonies at local war memorials in most towns and villages, attended by civic dignitaries, ex-servicemen and women (principally the Royal British Legion), youth organisations (e.g.
From 1919 until 1945, Remembrance ceremonies were held on Armistice Day; observance was then moved to Remembrance Sunday but since the 50th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in 1995 it has become usual to hold ceremonies on both Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday.
In 2006, Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown proposed that in addition to Remembrance Sunday, a new national day to celebrate the achievements of veterans should be instituted.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Remembrance_Sunday   (444 words)

  
 SermonCentral.com: Remembrance Sunday sermon by Michael Hopkins
Our remembrance is not just of the two world wars, or of the countless other conflicts that have gone on around the world.
Our remembrance goes beyond that, as we also remember emergency services (fire brigades, police, ambulance staff), support services, such as the many chaplains to forces, and not least the millions of civilians who died as a result of war and terrorism.
Our remembrance is not simply something in the past, but something that we make present here and now as we realise the significance for each of us.
www.sermoncentral.com /sermon.asp?SermonID=85441   (1047 words)

  
 :: JOHANNESBURG MARKS REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Remembrance Day was then marked with an interfaith religious service at the Cenotaph on Sunday, 13 November, the closest Sunday to international Armistice Day, observed on 11 November.
In Johannesburg, as elsewhere, the remembrance service is held on the Sunday closest to the anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended that war.
Remembrance events were a collaboration between the City's arts, culture and heritage services department, Region 8 and the regiments and veterans of a number of military and associated services.
www.joburg.org.za /2005/nov/nov14_remembrance.stm   (698 words)

  
 Remembrance Sunday (from Promise of his Glory)
Remembrance Sunday is observed on the second Sunday in November, generally the Sunday nearest to 11 November.
Since 1968, a Service for Remembrance Sunday has been commended for general use by the Archbishops of Canterbury, of York, and of Wales, the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, and the Moderator of the Free Church Federal Council.
Where a brief observance is required, as at a War Memorial, the Act of Remembrance may be used, followed by the Act of Commitment, the Lord's Prayer, and the Blessing.
www.oremus.org /liturgy/pohg/s2f.html   (913 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | UK | Queen leads tributes to war dead
During the remembrance service, a selection of music was played by the Massed Bands of the Guards Division, the Pipes of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards, the Bands of the Royal Marines and the Royal Air Force.
The remembrance was the first to include the Prince of Wales' new wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, who watched from the balcony of the Foreign Office with Prince William.
In Liverpool on Sunday, a WWII-era Douglas Dakota airplane dropped 100,000 poppy petals over the city, while in Edinburgh wreaths were laid at the Stone of Remembrance outside the City Chambers.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/4432462.stm   (718 words)

  
 Remembrance Sunday 2002
Remembrance Day became a chore, a past remembrance of failure, our brave new world would have no need of such days.
Remembrance Day was changed for me when after I was ordained I became Vicar of Waterbeach and Landbeach.
Remembrance Day that year with the Regiment in the Gulf and me back home in Waterbeach had changed forever.
www.ely.anglican.org /parishes/camgsm/sermons/S2002m/dr1sermon.html   (1435 words)

  
 EJP | News | British ambassador hopes for reconciliation on Remembrance Sunday   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Remembrance Sunday is held on the Sunday nearest to 11 November, the anniversary of the end of the First World War.
Members of the diplomatic corps laid wreaths at the Stone of Remembrance at the entrance to the impressive cemetery with its lush green lawns.
Meanwhile, dozens of Jewish ex-servicemen were due to attend the national Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenetoph in Whitehall, central London.
www.ejpress.org /article/11665   (349 words)

  
 Remembrance Sunday 21 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
On Sunday, most of the ceremonies would be in various churches, our church always has a special service on the Sunday closest to the 11th.
Each Remembrance Sunday is marked by ceremonies at local war memorials in most towns and villages, attended by local civic dignitaries, veterans (principally the Royal British Legion), youth organisations (e.g.
Wreaths of poppies are laid on the memorials and a two-minutes silence is held at 11.00 a.m.
www.flickr.com /photos/kayodeok/62953297   (345 words)

  
 Remembrance Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the United Kingdom, although two minutes' silence is observed on 11 November itself, the main observance is on the second Sunday of November, Remembrance Sunday.
The poppy emblem was chosen because of the poppies that bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their red colour an appropriate symbol for the bloodshed of trench warfare.
In addition to the ceremony held in the City of Hamilton on Remembrance Day itself, marching to the Cenotaph (a smaller replica of the one in London), where wreathes are lain and orations made, a smaller military parade is also held in St.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Remembrance_Day   (1368 words)

  
 The Vol Abroad: Remembrance Sunday
On the worst day of fighting at the Somme 60,000 British men and boys perished - many of their remains were never identified and they lay nameless in a corner of a foreign field that is forever England.
Commemoration of Remembrance Sunday (the Sunday closest to Remembrance Day 11 November) begins with the wearing of the poppy.
The Field of Remembrance is actually a fundraising exercise too.
thevolabroad.blogspot.com /2006/11/remembrance-sunday.html   (604 words)

  
 Brown: Remembrance Sunday should become 'British Day' | Special Reports | Guardian Unlimited Politics
Gordon Brown will propose today that Remembrance Sunday should be developed into a national day of patriotism to celebrate British history, achievements and culture.
Perhaps Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday are the nearest we have come to a British day - unifying, commemorative, dignified and an expression of British ideas of standing firm for the world in the name of liberty."
Mr Brown recognises that adding an element of celebration to Remembrance Day - traditionally for mourning Britain's war dead - could be controversial so he is also looking at a new day for Britishness modelled on the celebrations of VE Day.
politics.guardian.co.uk /labour/story/0,9061,1686298,00.html   (608 words)

  
 Remembrance Sunday
Sixty years ago Sunday morning meant a church service for many people, but nowadays (in the UK) it's Tesco that pulls in the Sunday crowds, where today customers and staff observed the traditional two minutes silence at 11 o'clock.
World War I ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, and Remembrance Sunday is the Sunday closest to the 11th November (Armistice Day).
The Cenotaph Ceremony in London was first held in 1921 and is now an annual event that never seems to lose its sense of occasion in memory of those who died in the service of their country in both World Wars and other armed conflicts.
www.patricktaylor.com /74   (224 words)

  
 :: REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY SERVICE HONOURS POLICE ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
For the first time, policemen killed while on duty were numbered among those honoured on National Remembrance Sunday, held on 12 November at the Cenotaph in the city centre.
National Remembrance Sunday has been held at the Cenotaph since 1920 and in 1996 the City re-dedicated the memorial to all those who died in all wars and armed conflicts, including the struggle for democracy.
The day was first observed in remembrance of those who died in World War 1 and is held on the Sunday closest to the anniversary of the armistice, a truce signed on the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918.
www.joburg.org.za /2006/nov/nov13_sunday.stm   (570 words)

  
 Share your Remembrance Sunday tributes and memories
I think it is disgraceful that we as a country ask people to go to war for us and face the possibility of death or disability and then fail to look after them and their families and that they need to rely on charities like the British Legion to survive.
On sunday i will be thinking of lcpl stephen taverner of the devon dorsets killed in northern ireland 1983 as his patrol came into crossmaglen to rest up at the s.f base my regiment 1st Grenadier guards occupied.
This sunday I will be thinking of the friends I lost in NI and of the grandfather I never had the chance to meet as he died of wounds just after WW1 when my mother was only 5yrs old.
www.tiscali.co.uk /community/features/remembrance-sunday-tributes.html   (2130 words)

  
 ...its' Traditional! - Remembrance Day ("Poppy Day")   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Poppy Day - Remembrance Day - is the day when the dead of two World Wars and other armed conflicts are remembered in the UK.
The Armistice at the end of the First World War of 1914 - 1918 was signed on November 11th at precisely 11 am - the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
For this reason, Remembrance Day is on the 11th of November each year although church services and many parades are held on the Sunday nearest that date - in 2000 this will be on 12th November.
www.geocities.com /traditions_uk/poppyday.html   (214 words)

  
 Remembrance Sunday
The Cenotaph ceremony was first held in 1921 as a unique expression of national homage devoted to the remembrance of those who gave their lives during the First World War.
It was originally conceived as a commemoration of the war dead of the United Kingdom, the Empire (and subsequently the Commonwealth) and the British territories overseas.
After the Second World War the scope of the ceremony was extended to focus on the nation's dead of both World Wars, and in 1980 it was widened once again to extend the remembrance to all who have suffered and died in conflict in the service of their country and all those who mourn them.
www.georgianhousehotel.co.uk /remembrance_sunday.htm   (446 words)

  
 Red Poppies and Remembrance - English Culture
November 11 is Remembrance Day (also known as Armistice Day), a day of reflection for all of the UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United States (where it's known as Veteran's Day), among other nations.
In the UK, Remembrance Day is usually marked by two minutes of silence during the 11th hour of the day.
However, the main observance takes place on the second Sunday of November, known as Remembrance Sunday (which will fall on November 12 of this year).
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art25851.asp   (403 words)

  
 Remembrance Day
Remembrance Sunday is held on the second Sunday in November, which is usually the Sunday nearest to 11 November.
Fourth stanza of 'For the Fallen' by Laurence Binyon (1869 - 1943)
Remembrance Day is also known as Poppy Day, because it is traditional to wear an artificial poppy.
www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk /customs/Remembrance.html   (643 words)

  
 The Royal British Legion - About the Legion - Remembrance - Remembrance Sunday   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Remembrance Sunday is the day traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today.
This year (2006) Remembrance Sunday was on Sunday 12th November.
The National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in Whitehall is a unique expression of national homage devoted to the remembrance of those who have given their lives in war.
www.britishlegion.org.uk /content/Remembrance-Sunday-508933.shtml   (207 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | In Pictures | In pictures: Remembrance Sunday
Following a two-minute silence at 1100 GMT the Queen led the tributes to those soldiers who have died serving their country, by laying a wreath the Cenotaph in London.
In Edinburgh, veterans were joined by dignitaries, serving military personnel and members of the public at a service at the Stone of Remembrance outside the City Chambers.
God Save the Queen was sung at the Cenotaph, while a service in Braehead, near Glasgow, opted for the less conventional Give Peace a Chance, by John Lennon.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/in_pictures/4433470.stm   (322 words)

  
 Remembrance Sunday
The Cenotaph was first prepared as a temporary wood and plaster structure for use as a saluting base in Whitehall during the First World War Victory Parade, held on the 19th July 1919.
The unveiling of the stone structure on the 11th November 1920 was combined with a ceremony to mark the passing of the body of the Unknown Warrior for re-burial in Westminster Abbey.
The Cenotaph Ceremony is an unique expression of national homage, devoted primarily to remembrance of the dead of the two world wars.
www.army.mod.uk /ceremonialandheritage/household/remembrance.htm   (329 words)

  
 Remembrance Sunday Parades   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Service of Remembrance and Wreath Laying Ceremony to be held at the War Memorial on Godley Hill Road at 10.50am.
Service of Remembrance and Wreath Laying Ceremony to be held at the War Memorial in Audenshaw Cemetery at 3pm.
Remembrance Service at Hollingworth Methodist Church at 10am to be followed by a Wreath Laying Ceremony and March Past at the War Memorial, Mottram Moor at 11am.
www.tameside.gov.uk /tmbc1/remembrance.htm   (1100 words)

  
 Free Storytelling at the Shrine of Remembrance Sunday 4 June
A free storytelling session for children will be held at the Shrine of Remembrance on Sunday 4 June from 2pm — 3:30pm with storyteller Steve Gome.
Whilst the Shrine of Remembrance will always remain dedicated to preserving the memory of Victorian service men and women, children will be the focus on Sunday 4 June and the first Sunday of every month from now on.
This session is an excellent way to introduce children to the Shrine of Remembrance and the importance of remembrance.
www.shrine.org.au /content.asp?document_id=1617   (262 words)

  
 Caithness CWS - Links - Remembrance Sunday
The main organisation leading remembrance services and parades each year in the UK and abroad for the men who dies in wars serving their country.
Remembrance Day also known as Veteran's Day (USA), Poppy Day (South Africa), and Armistice Day is a day of commemoration observed to remember the sacrifice of veterans and civilians in World War I http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I and other wars http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War
Other wars also still affect Caithness families not least of which is the call up to serve in Iraq for local Territorial Army soldiers at the end of October 2006.
www.caithness.org /links/remembrance_sunday.htm   (539 words)

  
 Remembrance Sunday Parade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The 2004 Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service had an added poignancy given the news from Iraq.
A highlight of the service was the beautiful anthem 'Hymn to the Fallen' by John Williams, which was especially arranged by Dan Bishop OL, with a drum accompaniment by Andrew Davey OL.
Mr Fox (Flying Officer Fox) commented that in his 16 years at the College, this was the the best Remembrance Sunday Parade that he could remember.
www.liverpoolcollege.org.uk /printer_197.shtml   (212 words)

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