PUBLISHED: 17:24 30 October 2018 | UPDATED: 17:26 30 October 2018 Sheringham Brownines at the town's Remembrance Day service. Photo: KAREN BETHELL Archant From concerts and art exhibitions, to parades and history projects, towns and villages across north Norfolk are preparing to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with a host of events. Here is a round-up of Remembrance Day services and centenary events in the area. Sheringham Brownines at the town's Remembrance Day service. Photo: KAREN BETHELLAylshamHolt Remembrance Day parade. Photo: RODNEY SMITHA parade will form up on Sunday, November 11, at Cawston Road drill hall at 1.50pm, marching off for a service and wreath-laying ceremony at St Michael’s Church at 2pm.Holt Remembrance Day service. Photo: RODNEY SMITHBeeston Regis Remembrance Sunday service at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELLAt Beeston Regis, the parish council has delivered a free commemorative booklet to all households.Standard … [Read more...] about Remembrance Day 2018: Armistice Day events in North Norfolk
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PRINCE Charles’ old Cambridge college was slammed yesterday for an attempt to scrap the mention of poppies in plans for the university’s Remembrance Day. Trinity was among a string of colleges to back a motion that did not even recommend a minute’s silence.Cambridge University Students’ Union. In an initial poll, 30 of 31 representatives voted to remove the mention of poppies and “British war veterans”. The motion was debated and eventually defeated. But Trinity was blasted for “disrespecting” their heritage. One student said: “Next they’ll be burning poppies.” Cambridge’s Tory Association said: “This is a students’ union that literally wants to erase our memory and gratitude to war heroes who sacrificed so much for so many.” But a union rep insisted it will be laying wreaths on November 11, adding: “Discussions were not about erasing the past, but rather broadening the focus of our … [Read more...] about Prince Charles’ ex-college blasted after voting to scrap poppies from Remembrance Day
ON Remembrance Sunday, Britain pays its respects to those who have fought for the country. For decades, the nation has shown its support by wearing poppies, but how did this tradition start and why exactly do we do it? When should you wear a poppy? The Poppy Appeal takes place through the whole of November. This year, Remembrance Sunday takes place on Sunday, November 11 when the Cenotaph Service takes places at Whitehall in London. Many people start wearing poppies on October 31 - some 12 days before Remembrance Day. Others believe they shouldn't be worn until after Bonfire Night on November 5. Why do we wear a poppy? The story of why we wear poppies dates back to the First World War. In 1915, Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae lost his friend in the battle of Ypres. As he was grieving the loss of comrade Lieutenant Alexis Helmer, he spotted scores of poppies growing in the battle-torn fields. This poignant sight inspired him to write In Flanders Fields, one of the most famous war … [Read more...] about Why do we wear poppies for Remembrance Day, when should we wear them and where do you buy them?
Israel marches in remembrance of Holocaust victims on annual remembrance day Twelve thousand people marched between the Auschwitz and Auschwitz II-Birkenau concentration camp sites in Oswiecim, Poland during the March for the Living on Apr. 12, 2018 in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day. The annual celebration, now in its 30th year, saw the people around the country taking the time to remember the six million victims of Nazi Germany. … [Read more...] about Israel marches in remembrance of Holocaust victims on annual remembrance day
News / UK and world by Press Association April 12, 2018, 10:43 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Israelis have stood still for a nationwide moment of silence in remembrance of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. A two-minute siren wailed across the country and the nation paid respects to those systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators in the Second World War. As every year on Holocaust Remembrance Day, buses and cars came to a halt as Israelis stepped out of their vehicles, standing with heads bowed in solemn remembrance. The sombre day is also marked by ceremonies and memorials at schools and community centres. Restaurants and cafes in the ordinarily bustling streets of Tel Aviv close, and TV and radio stations play Holocaust-themed programmes. Dignitaries laid wreaths at Yad Vashem, the national Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem. A third of the world’s Jews were murdered in the … [Read more...] about Israel stands still for Holocaust Remembrance Day