The National Alternative Remembrance Ceremony takes place every year in front of the memorial stone for conscientious objectors in Tavistock Square in Blomsbury, London ,WC1H and is an opportunity to remember all victims of war, both civilian and military, past and present, and commit to working for peace.
Two minutes’ silence are observed and white poppy wreaths will be laid on the memorial in memory of all victims of war.
At this year’s ceremony there will be a focus on Israel and Palestine and the speakers include one of Pax Christi Vice President, Pat Gaffney along with:
Isabel Kelly from the Parents Circle – Families Forum (PCFF), a joint Israeli-Palestinian organisation of over 600 families, all of whom have lost an immediate family member to the ongoing conflict.
Richard Kuperfrom Jews for Justice for Palestinians (JJP), an organisation closely involved in recent demonsrations calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. JJP campaigns for a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians, based on justice, mutual recognition and respect, as well as an end to the occupation and the blockade of Gaza.
National Alternative Remembrance Ceremony – Tavistock Square, London. Sunday 12th November 12.00pm to 1.00pm