On the 11th Hour, 11th Day of the 11th month of each year, nations around the world fall silent to remember the men and women who fought and died in all conflicts. The Day of Remembrance or Armistice Day marks the end of World War One, the Great War to end all wars as it was erroneously called. The tradition which was introduced in 1919 by King George the fifth has continued as a special day of commemoration that today spans the globe.
In London the Day begins at 11AM with a wreath laying ceremony at the cenotaph by the Royal family and members of the Defense services and then is followed by a march past by thousands of service personnel past and present.
This year for the first time, Assyrian RAF Levies will represent our nation’s fallen heroes by marching alongside their RAF comrades within the RAF contingent, next year however, with God’s help the Levies will march as an independent unit and fly the Assyrian colours.
Request for assistance:
A call for Assyrian organisations in London to recognise the benefit of such an event and assist the Levies in this endeavor. For more information please contact me by email as time is short.
E-mail to: Gaby Kiwarkis at firstname.lastname@example.org
The only time the Assyrian levies marched in London
was during the 1946 Victory Parade