Abingdon Remembers – 13th Nov 2011

November 13, 2011

Abingdon Remembers 2011
A second and much larger remembrance ceremony (compared with the Armistice Day ceremony) took part at the war memorial today. A lot of the people who take part, both service people past and present, and dignitaries, attend a church service at St Helen’s Church beforehand.

Abingdon Remembers 2011
The ceremony was again very well attended and very moving.  But as a member of the public, to get a place, you now have to get there quite early. People were standing back along the High Street able to hear the music and see the parade but missing out on the quieter prayers and poems.

Abingdon Remembers 2011
During the ceremony wreathes are laid by dignitaries and clubs and societies, and after the ceremony many people choose to place their poppy or a small cross next to the memorial. If you did miss the cermony I have more images and some of the words and music on a short video. Music was played by Abingdon Town Band, and the Last Post and Reveille was sounded by Alison Rich, their principal cornet player  …

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  • 1. Giovanna Brownfield  |  January 10, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Thank you for your article post.Much thanks again. Want more.

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