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13 November 2011

Watch the March Past

On Remembrance Sunday, The Queen, her Cabinet, and representatives of the Armed Forces, Merchant Air and Navy and Fishing Fleets, and others gather at the Cenotaph to remember the fallen, but always a much more poignant spectacle is the hundreds of veterans of military conflicts around the world who take part in the British Legion's official march past, following the ceremony.

Veterans of many ages help to convey the message that it is real people who fight and die, and not the politicians or heads of state, and the hundreds line the route and watch them.

The wreath laying takes place around 11am, and the March Past comes soon afterwards. For more, see http://www.culture.gov.uk/what_we_do/honours/3333.aspx

^Picture © roblisameehan used under Creative Commons^

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