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TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO FELL IN THE WORLD WARS

It is customary to hold a memorial service of thanksgiving throughout the British Isles, and where there are British communities overseas, on the nearest Sunday to the Anniversary of the end of World War I which was on 11 November 1918 and now eighty years later on 8 November. A wreath is placed at the War Memorial which is to be found in every town and village in Britain. In Monaco the British community holds a short service in front of the Winston Churchill bust and then in St Paul's Church to remember the dead of both World Wars. Although it is difficult for anyone under fifty to relate deeply to the atrocious acts committed by all parties in these wars, it is an annual reminder that nothing so horrible must ever happen again.

The Red Poppy, a symbol of remembrance worn proudly in early November, is a sign of solidarity with the Royal British Legion who support ex-servicemen and their families. These Poppies may be obtained for a donation from most British managed organisations throughout the Principality.

The bust, in avenue de Grande Bretagne, of Winston Spencer Churchill 1874 - 1965, British statesman, orator and writer, noted for his leadership during World War II. Prime Minister 1940 - 45, 1951 - 55.

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