November 25, 2020

First Joint African and Caribbean Remembrance Day Parade

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From Keep The Faith

We will remember them all… 

A historic audience gathered on Sunday, 12th November, for the first ever Joint Remembrance Day Parade. From 13:0014:00  The African & Caribbean War Memorial  

From Stockwell War Memorial to The African & Caribbean War Memorial    Windrush Square, Brixton

Followed by – The ‘REMEMBERED: In Memoriam’ Book Launch at The Tate Library, Brixton (14:15 – 16:15)

This year, the and Wreath-Laying Ceremony include d the attendance of The Leader of Lambeth Council – Lib Peck, The Mayor of Lambeth – Cllr. Marcia Cameron,

MP’s, dignitaries, and various speakers.  Military March Past’, , Libation, 2 minutes silence, plaque unveiling and a selection of multicultural events were being held to commemorate all those from Africa and the , who lost their lives during I, ll, and other conflicts around the world.

Everyone was welcome to this multi-denominational event.

Quotes:

Jak Beula CEO Nubian Jak Community Trust said: “The African and Caribbean servicemen and women who fought alongside the British Commonwealth during both World Wars, will be pleased that they too will be remembered this Remembrance Sunday. We will celebrate their heroism once more, and shed light on the contribution they made, and the part they played in the freedom we know today”

Sadiq Khan – Mayor of London said: “Britain owes an enormous debt to the African and Caribbean service men and women who fought alongside their British- based peers during the First and Second World Wars.  These brave individuals, who came from what was formerly the British Empire, sacrificed an enormous amount to defend the freedoms that we now enjoy.”

‘REMEMBERED: In Memoriam’ Book Launch: This publication is a collection of essays, articles and narratives compiled and edited by Jak Beula and Nairobi Thompson.  It is the most comprehensive account to date, of the contributions made by African and Caribbean Servicemen and Servicewomen during the two World Wars and has been produced as a Souvenir Journal to accompany the historic unveiling of the African and Caribbean War Memorial.  For more info visit www.acmemorial.com

Tracey Francis PR

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