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  • Apr 18, 2014
  • Updated: 5:55pm

Flowers gone

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 23 November, 1994, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 23 November, 1994, 12:00am

I REFER to the letter 'No Garlands' (South China Morning Post, November 18) complaining there was no service at the Cenotaph on November 11.


The British Governor took the decision after the 1939-45 war to move Remembrance Day services to the Sunday nearest Armistice Day. The old solemn two minutes silence on the 11th hour, 11th day of the 11th month to remain for all who have died in both wars and on active service since. Hence 'no garlands', no poppies, no service - on that day.


What concerns me is why were the 90-odd wreaths removed by Tuesday, November 15. Who made this decision? If it was because of the wind, why then, when this abated later that day, weren't they put back? Where have all the flowers gone? JACK EDWARDS

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