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Remembrance Days

Paws for thought

Greetings from the veld, puppyteers!

I'm having a marvellous time over here in South Africa - can't wait to tell you about it all in detail when I get back - but I thought I'd use today's column to talk about Remembrance Day.

Friday, 11 November, 2011, 12:00am

In memory of those who suffered

In the first-ever ceremony of its kind in Hong Kong, a group of Jewish teenagers gathered at a synagogue in Mid-Levels to observe the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

They read out diaries of children who suffered from Nazi persecution during the second world war.

4 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Veteran soldiers on through Remembrance Day ceremony

For the first time, war veteran and campaigner Jack Edwards was forced to sit rather than stand throughout yesterday's Remembrance Day ceremony - age and a stroke taking its toll.

10 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Anzac split over switching ceremony from dawn at Cenotaph

The Australian and New Zealand communities are split over a decision to move today's Anzac Day commemoration from the traditional dawn ceremony at the Cenotaph in Central to a service at dusk at a Kowloon Tong school.

Organisers of the ceremony - the consulates-general of both countries - decided to make the change after consulting members of the two communities.

25 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

More helpers needed to assist with Poppy Day appeal

This Saturday is Poppy Day and Sunday, November 11, is Remembrance Day.

On that day, we, as a community, will assemble in Central at the Cenotaph for the annual service, to remember all those men and women who gave their lives in active service in all conflicts.

6 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Muslims add their voice to time of remembrance

Muslims were represented for the first time at a Remembrance Day service yesterday.

As hundreds stood around the cenotaph for a minute's silence at 11am to pay their respects to the dead of two world wars, Imam Maulvi Ahmed Cheung Kwong Yee recited verses from the Koran.

15 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Disgusted by Government's Cenotaph policy

It is many weeks since Angela Ho's letter to these columns appeared, headlined 'Cenotaph deserves better' (South China Morning Post, July 30).

I was, I know, like other Chinese, delighted to see this issue raised by an obviously local Hong Kong lady.

13 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Cenotaph wreaths surpass last year

Uniforms returned in force to the Cenotaph yesterday for the annual Remembrance Day Service.

Several hundred men, women and children stood to attention for two minutes of silence at 11am before chatting to comrades young and old.

9 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Cenotaph right place to remember the dead

The Government has announced that from this year, an official ceremony to commemorate those who died in the defence of Hong Kong during World War II, will be held in the City Hall garden at the Memorial Shrine, on Chung Yeung Festival.

17 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Saint spurs consul

British Consul-General Sir Andrew Burns will be present at a ceremony at the Cenotaph to mark St George's Day on Thursday.

And consulate representatives are to attend every future service marking the commemoration of the four British patron saints.

20 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Mourners to lay 60 wreaths

More than 60 wreaths are expected to be laid at the Cenotaph in the first Remembrance Day ceremony run by the community tomorrow.

This year's organiser, the Hong Kong Ex-Servicemen's Association, wants people to start gathering at the memorial in Central from about 10.30 am.

8 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

PLA quandary over Remembrance Day

PLA soldiers are hesitant about attending a Remembrance Day service next month because China did not play a crucial role in World War I.

But the host of the ceremony, the Hong Kong Ex-Servicemen's Association, urged the PLA to attend, saying that British forces would not be at the service.

27 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Anger not directed at Tung or Government

I refer to your editorial of August 18 headlined, 'Remembrance', and the reports headlined, 'Victory Day attack against Tung' and 'Official absence upsets old soldiers' (South China Morning Post, August 18 and 19 respectively).

22 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Official absence upsets old soldiers

Veterans hit out at attempts to play down the first Sino-Japanese War Victory Day following a small wreath-laying ceremony yesterday at City Hall Memorial Shrine.

About 50 people, including former soldiers and war widows, marked the 52nd anniversary of the liberation from Japan.

19 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Grandchildren will not forget

I AM absolutely delighted to learn that the status of those wives and widows of POWs are finally to be recognised by the British Government, though the status should have been recognised a long time ago.

9 Mar 1996 - 12:00am