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The Cenotaph – Remembrance Sunday 9 November

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Sunday 9 November 2014

1330 HRS

Whitehall Place, London

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On Remembrance Sunday, Veterans For Peace UK will walk to The Cenotaph under the banner “NEVER AGAIN”.

We will hold a ceremony at The Cenotaph to remember all of those killed in war including civilians and enemy soldiers. 

Supporters of VFP UK are invited and encouraged to follow us to The Cenotaph.


Timings

1330 hrs Meet at Whitehall Place

1400 hrs Form up at Whitehall place

1410 hrs Move off from Whitehall Place

1415 hrs Arrive at The Cenotaph and carry out the ceremony.

1430 hrs Depart from The Cenotaph

1435 hrs Arrive back at Whitehall Place

1500 hrs Disperse from Whitehall Place


The Ceremony

VFP UK enter the enclosure and line up facing the Cenotaph.

The song “Where Have All The Flowers Gone”  will be sung, followers are encouraged to join in.
(Lyrics at the bottom of this page).

The poem “The Cenotaph” will be read

The Wreath will be laid.

The Last Post.

One minutes silence.

Reveille

VFP will move off out of the enclosure and back towards Whitehall Place.


Dress

VFP Members – VFP UK Hoody, Shirt, Black Tie, Dark Trousers, Dark Shoes. Poppy (White / Red / Both / None).

Followers – As if you are attending a funeral.


Equipment

Never Again Banner – To be carried by two VFP members at the front.

Wreath – To consist of 90% White Poppies and 10% Red to mark the huge proportion of civilians killed in modern warfare.

VFP UK Banner – To be carried by two VFP members at the rear and before the followers.


Media

Only the designated film-makers Shaun Dey and Guy Smallman can enter the enclosure of The Cenotaph.

VFP Members will not be conducting interviews on the day.


Instructions for Followers

All are invited to follow us to The Cenotaph.

Followers are not to enter the enclosure of The Cenotaph.

No banners, placards or megaphones are to be carried by those following VFP UK.

Dress must be smart / sombre as if you are attending a funeral.

All attending agree to conform to the VFP UK Statement of Nonviolence


Where Have All The Flowers Gone?

Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing?
Where have all the flowers gone, long time ago?
Where have all the flowers gone?
Young girls picked them everyone
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the young girls gone, long time passing?
Where have all the young girls gone, long time ago?
Where have all the young girls gone?
Gone to young men everyone
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the young men gone, long time passing?
Where have all the young men gone, long time ago?
Where have all the young men gone?
Gone for soldiers everyone
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the soldiers gone, long time passing?
Where have all the soldiers gone, long time ago?
Where have all the soldiers gone?
Gone to graveyards, everyone
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the graveyards gone, long time passing?
Where have all the graveyards gone, long time ago?
Where have all the graveyards gone?
Gone to flowers, everyone
When will we ever learn?
When will we ever learn?

For the tune click here for a version sung by Joan Baez.

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