Tag Archives: Cenotaph

Remembrance Sunday 2020, London Cenotaph Ceremony Videos, With My Queen Resplendent Her Now Usual 5 Red Poppies — Looking Very Alert.

by Anura Guruge


For the 4th time, The Queen, now 94, again watched from a balcony and let her male progeny lay the wreaths. She looks very alert & you can see her following all that is taking place below her. She knows this ceremony better than anyone there! She has taken part in it for 69-years. Yes, 69-years. That is longer than I have been alive (albrit, just).

Remembrance Day is on 11/11/2020. 3-days from now.




For those unfamiliar with this holiday & tradition
please refer to my EARLIER post.
Thank YOU.


>>>> Search ‘Remembrance Sunday’ for many other posts from prior years.


by Anura Guruge

Remembrance Sunday 2019, London Cenotaph Ceremony Videos, With My Queen Resplendent With 5 Poppies — Brushing Away A Tear.

by Anura Guruge


All images courtesy and with thanks from my favorite newspaper,
the incomparable U.K. “Daily Mail

Click to ENLARGE.




For the 3rd time, The Queen, now 93, watched from a balcony and let two generations of her male progeny lay the wreaths. This year, with time, alas, ticking away, she was more emotional than her usual calm, composed, regal self. She brushed away some tears. That was poignant. That she no longer lays the wreath herself is perfectly fine. We all understand and appreciate. She has done her duty — plenty.

This was her 68th Remembrance Sunday. Wow. See b&w image below when she attended with her dad, before she was queen.





For those unfamiliar with this holiday & tradition
please refer to my EARLIER post.
Thank YOU.


>>>> Search ‘Remembrance Sunday’ for many other posts from prior years.


by Anura Guruge

Remembrance Sunday 2018, London Cenotaph Ceremony Video, With The Queen Resplendent With 5 Poppies.

by Anura Guruge


From the U.K. “Daily Mail” — my main newspaper.


For the 2nd time, The Queen, now 92, watched from a balcony and let two generations of her male progeny lay the wreaths. That is cool. She has done her duty — plenty.

This was her 67th Remembrance Sunday. Wow.



For those unfamiliar with this holiday & tradition please refer to my EARLIER post.
Thank YOU.


>>>> Search ‘Remembrance Sunday’ for many other posts from prior years.


by Anura Guruge

Remembrance Sunday 2017, London Cenotaph Ceremony Video With The Queen, Prince Philip & Prince Charles.

by Anura Guruge



This year, as had been announced by Buckingham Palace a month ago, Prince Charles, rather than the Queen, laid the first wreath (i.e., the Head of State’s wreath) at the Cenotaph.

The Queen (91) & Prince Philip (91), suitably decked in red poppies, watched from the balcony of the Foreign Office.

Contrary to what you may read or hear (including in the description of the above video) this is NOT the first time that the Queen has not laid the ceremonial wreath. It was the 7th time. TWICE (1959 & 1963) were when she was pregnant and the other four were when she was out of the country on state visits abroad. In 1983, Prince Charles performed the same role as he did today, while the Queen was on an official visit to Kenya.


Also check the BBC for another video
plus some gorgeous pictures.

Click image to access the BBC post …


For those unfamiliar with this holiday & tradition please refer to my EARLIER post.
Thank YOU.


>>>> Search ‘Remembrance Sunday’ for many other posts from prior years.


by Anura Guruge

Poppy Day/Remembrance Day 2017 — Is Next Saturday, November 11, 2017.

by Anura Guruge


Start here for a large COMPENDIUM of “Red Poppy” information
— history, significance, traditions & photos.


Start with (at) the “British Legion” — the SPIRITUAL HQ of Poppy Day. Click image to access.


The Cenotaph celebration with the Queen, in London,
will be on Sunday, November 12, 2017.



by Anura Guruge

‘Remembrance Day’ In South Africa Where Wearing Red Poppies Is NOT Prevalent.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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.by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
1/ King George V’s ‘Great Silence’ proclamation … — July 9, 2013.
2/ Origins Of “Armistice Day” (a.k.a “Poppy Day”) — June 11, 2013.
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Please check dedicated ‘Red Poppy’ PAGE
above (↑↑) with tons of pictures and history.


I learned something new today. Wearing poppies is NOT universal across the old Commonwealth!

Found this on Yahoo.

SACharlesstarts

Click to access original …

Here is a picture from that visit (I think). From 2011. Pictures one of my FAVORITE people — no, no, not the ‘tampon’ Prince.
Desmond.
My MAN! Just seeing his picture makes me feel good. What a person. South Africa was blessed to have him and Nelson.

desmondcharles

Click for ‘The Telegraph’ original with the Poppy in the banner.

I looked for pictures of Nelson with a poppy. Couldn’t find any. There are some with Nelson with the Prince — but they are PLASTERED with copyright notices. So I won’t bother to show them.



Two other Newspaper reports, both from the ‘Digital Journal’, about Remembrance Day in Johannesburg, South Africa. In the first you can see Poppy wreaths BUT nobody wearing the blessed symbol.

SARD2

Click to access.

SARD1

Click to access original …



The Australian cricket team, in 2012, while playing South Africa, wore the Poppy.

ozteampoppy

Click to access original.

To the Americans that think Boston won a ‘world series’, IT helps if the competition is between TWO different countries.



‘Remembrance Day’ — Poppy Day: YouTube Videos Of Remembrance Sunday 2012, London.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
1/ King George V’s ‘Great Silence’ proclamation … — July 9, 2013.
2/ Origins Of “Armistice Day” (a.k.a “Poppy Day”) — June 11, 2013.
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Please check dedicated ‘Red Poppy’ PAGE
above (↑↑) with tons of pictures and history.


Click to watch very rousing TouTube video.

Click to watch very rousing TouTube video.


Click to watch this very solemn and moving YouTube video.

Click to watch this very solemn and moving YouTube video.


Click to watch very uplifting YouTube video from last year.

Click to watch very uplifting YouTube video from last year.


London 2013, November 11, Remembrance Day (WW I Armistice Anniversary)

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
1/ King George V’s ‘Great Silence’ proclamation … — July 9, 2013.
2/ Origins Of “Armistice Day” (a.k.a “Poppy Day”) — June 11, 2013.
++++ Search for ‘Poppy’ using sidebar SEARCH esp. for 2103 posts >>>>


Please check dedicated ‘Red Poppy’ PAGE
above (↑↑) with tons of pictures and history.


Click to access.

Click to access.


I Ask President Obama To Consider Wearing A Poppy: Poppy Day, November 11, 2012.


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


Prior posts:
>> Poppy Day, November 11, British Remembrance Day: A Beautiful Tradition — Nov. 10, 2012.
>> Poppy Day, 2012: President Obama In Arlington Without One — Nov. 11, 2012.


Anura Guruge requesting President Obama to wear Poppy on Poppy Day

I submitted this to the President via the White House Website. It was submitted around 2:58 pm (Eastern) on November 11, 2012. Click to ENLARGE.

Poppy Day, November 11, 2012: President Obama In Arlington Without One; British Leaders At The Cenotaph With.


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


Prior post:
>> Poppy Day, November 11, British Remembrance Day: A Beautiful Tradition — Nov. 10, 2012.


Poppy Day 2012 Obama Cameron on Veterans Day

David Cameron, British Prime Minister proudly sporting a poppy and newly re-elected Barack Obama without one on Remembrance/Veterans Day 2012. We have to change this. The poppy on November 11 is such a powerful, evocative symbol. Help ME! Click to ENLARGE.

For full video of the British Cenotaph 2012 remembrance from the UK ‘The Telegraph‘ (replete with Poppy on the banner) click here.

For full video of 2-term President Barack Obama at Arlington on November 11, 2012, from the ‘Huffington Postclick here.

The Queen, Poppy Day 2012 showing how it is carried off with pomp.

91-year old Prince Phillip, a navy veteran.