Remember Remember RememberDate: Friday, 31 October, 2008
Members of the Sikh communities are taking part in
this year's Remembrance Day events. Representatives will lay special
wreaths and wooden tokens bearing the Khanda - symbolising the eternal
nature of God, the oneness of humanity and spiritual strength - at
memorials in a number of locations around the country.
Harbinder Singh, Honorary Director, Anglo Sikh Heritage Trail said: "We believe it is an appropriate and rightful expression of our civic duty to wear the Poppy in recognition of the hardships endured and sacrifices made by our forefathers in the defence of Britain and Europe. We are stepping forward with pride to play a full role in supporting the work of the Royal British Legion."
This year sees the 90th anniversary of the end of World War 1. The Royal British Legion will honour the memory of the War's heroes with a unique tribute by planting a Flanders' Field of Poppies at the Menin Gates. It was during this conflict here that the Sikh regiment fought valiantly during the battles of Ypres and Neuve Chapelle.
Stuart Gendall, Director Corporate Communications at the Legion said: "We honour the memory of Sikhs who have lost their lives in conflict serving alongside our Armed Forces. It welcomes the participation of members of today's Sikh community in its Remembrance events and is delighted to have their support in its ongoing welfare work."