Remember those who have given their lives for peace and freedom in London.
Remembrance Sunday in London
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. The service at the Cenotaph is framed to ensure that no one is forgotten. The wreaths laid by The Queen and the other tributes placed on the Cenotaph are dedicated to all that have suffered and died in war. Members of the Cabinet, Opposition Party leaders, former Prime Ministers and certain other Ministers and the Mayor of London are invited to attend the ceremony by the Lord Chancellor on behalf of the Cabinet, along with representatives of the Armed Forces, Merchant Air and Navy and Fishing Fleets, civilian services and members of faith communities. High Commissioners from Commonwealth countries also attend the ceremony and lay wreaths at the Cenotaph.The march past the Cenotaph following the ceremony is organised by The Royal British Legion, to whom those wishing to join it must apply. In earlier years the march past involved only ex-Servicemen and women (those who had served under command of the British Forces), the widows and widowers of ex-Servicemen and women, members of London Transport - commemorating bus drivers who drove ambulances and troop transport in France in the First World War - and, since 1998, the Bevin Boys. Since the year 2000, the march past has been extended to include up to 2,000 marchers from civilian organisations connected with past conflicts.
The nearest Underground stations are Westminster station, on the District & Circle and Jubilee Lines; St James's Park station on the District & Circle Lines (five minutes walk); and Charing Cross station on the Northern and Bakerloo Lines (about ten minutes walk from Whitehall). Do not forget about Remembrance Sunday.
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