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UPCOMING: CENOTAPH 2018

Remembrance Sunday 11 November
1300hrs
Meeting point: Whitehall Place
(Charing Cross / Embankment / Westminster)

Every Remembrance Sunday, Veterans For Peace UK walk to The Cenotaph under the banner “NEVER AGAIN” and hold a ceremony to remember all of those killed in war including civilians and enemy soldiers.

Meeting point:
Gather from 1245 at Whitehall Place. Nearest tube stations are Charing Cross, Embankment or Westminster.

The Walk to The Cenotaph:
Never Again banner at the front, wreath carried directly behind. Remainder in threes, bugler in the last row. VFP Banner at the rear. All supporters follow behind the VFP column.

At The Cenotaph:
Members enter the enclosure, supporters and followers remain outside.

The Ceremony:
Line up facing the Cenotaph.
Sing the song “1916”.
Read the poem “Suicide in the Trenches”.
Lay the wreath of white poppies.
Bugler to play Last Post.
Observe one minute of silence.
Bugler to play “Reveille”.

The Walk back to Whitehall Place:
VFP banner at the front. Remainder in threes, bugler in the last row.  Never Again banner at the rear. All supporters follow behind the VFP column.

Dress:
VFP Members: VFP UK Sweatshirt, shirt, black tie, dark trousers / skirt, dark Shoes.
Followers: Dressed for a funeral.

Equipment:
Never Again Banner carried at the front.
Wreath of White Poppies.
Megaphone.
VFP UK Banner, carried at the rear.
No other banners, placards or megaphones allowed.

All those attending agree to conform to the VFP UK Statement of Conduct.

Bag Drop:
Secure bag drop available from 12 Midday at The Marquis Pub (51-52 Chandos Pl, WC2N 4HS)

Facebook event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/536389740089061/

  • Angela Kenny 30/04/2018, 18:36

    Always a privilege to walk behind you in support. As a Quaker I will wear the white poppy.

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