Remembrance 2017: Poignant footage captures spectacular ‘poppy cascade’ at County Hall

November 14, 2017
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This spectacularly poignant display of cascading poppies at County Hall is exactly hope you would hope – and expect – your county council to mark Remembrance .

Surrey County Council ‘s (SCC) light show at its Kingston base lit up the front of County Hall, bedecked in huge red poppies in memory of the fallen.

SCC chairman Peter Martin, high sheriff Robert Napier and lord lieutenant Michael More-Molyneux all gave speeches outside County Hall last Friday (November 10).

The poppies “fell” as part of a moving tribute to all those who have fallen in conflict, while a military band played ceremonial music outside the hall.

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Other Remembrance events included the world’s biggest poppy as bikers rode around the M25 dressed in red, the annual Ring of Red ride.

Armistice Day falls each year on November 11 to mark the day in 1918 when the fighting stopped in World War One.

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Britain and Germany signed an armistice in the Forest of Compiegne in France at 5am and six hours later at 11am the conflict ceased.

A year later, King George V stated every year a two-minute silence would be held.

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Article source: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/remembrance-2017-poignant-footage-captures-13896397


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