AJEX, The Jewish Military Association, invites the Jewish community to join The Annual AJEX Remembrance Parade and Ceremony at The Cenotaph, Whitehall this Sunday 19th November.
Themed ‘Side by Side,’ the event symbolises unity and pride, with veterans and families marching together to honour the legacy of Jewish servicemen and women.
In light of the concerning rise in antisemitism in the UK, this year’s parade expects a strong turnout from both marchers and spectators, showcasing solidarity within our community.
Fiona Palmer, chief executive of AJEX said: “The AJEX Parade is a powerful statement against the rise of antisemitism. By participating or spectating, we actively contribute to the ongoing legacy of Remembrance. In times like these, it is crucial for our community to stand united. Let us take pride in our roles as members of the Jewish community, ensuring our Jewish contribution is Remembered while honouring those who continue to serve today.
“We eagerly anticipate seeing people at the Parade, whether marching proudly with their medals or family medals or spectating. We are extremely grateful to CST and the Met Police for providing a high level of security. No matter your age, join us with pride to support the marchers, standing side by side”.
AJEX welcomes both marchers and spectators, emphasising the uniqueness of this event, the only Jewish gathering that closes Whitehall. It coincides with Mitzvah Day, providing an ideal opportunity to engage in the mitzvah of Remembrance.
This year’s Parade marks significant anniversaries, including the 80th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, The Dam Busters Raid, and the 70th anniversary of the end of fighting in the Korean War.
JLGB members and a contingent of Cadets from JFS for the third consecutive year will be attending together with other Jewish schools, Scout groups and members of the Jewish community.
In the lead up to Sunday, AJEX are also encouraging all communities to take time to honour and remember over Shabbat by raising a L’chaim in honour of all those who served and reciting the Remembrance prayer on Shabbat.
No tickets are required to be a spectator from outside the secure area at the Ceremony. High security measures, managed by CST and the Met Police, will be in place. Attendees are advised to arrive early before the 1.45pm start time, with no large bags allowed for security reasons.
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