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AJEX to hold in-person parade at the Cenotaph

Community will return for a remembrance ceremony in central London after the pandemic forced 2020's event online

AJEX remembrance parade 2018
AJEX remembrance parade 2018

The community will return to the Cenotaph for an in-person remembrance parade to honour those who served in the armed forces.

The ceremony will take place on 21 November, and will mark 100 years since the first wreath was laid at the site by a Jewish soldier.

This comes after the pandemic forced 2020’s event online, with more than 10,000 attending virtually to pay respects. Her Majesty The Queen and Boris Johnson were among those who wrote letters in tribute.

Organised by the Association of Jewish ex-Servicemen and Women – The Jewish Military Association (AJEX-JMA), the event honours those who fought in the military, while promoting a message of education for future generations. It will include the newly-formed JFS Combined Cadet Force for the first time.

AJEX National Chairman Mike Bluestone commented: “It is our duty to always remember the sacrifice that Jewish men and women made for this country.

“We are excited that we are planning to parade and honour in-person. This year will be especially meaningful given the difficulties of COVID over the past 18 months and is extra poignant as it marks the 100th year since the first wreath was laid at the Cenotaph by Jewish Servicemen.

“We look forward to parading in November and seeing as many of the community as possible join us to participate and support”.

Register your interest in attending the Parade or to book a veteran talk visit www.ajex.org.uk or email ajexremembers@ajex.org.uk

 

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