Ceremony at Cenotaph commemorates Jewish servicemen and women

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Chief Rabbi Sir Ephraim Mirvis talking at the annual Ajex parade at the Commemoration (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

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A ceremony was held to commemorate 102 years because the first wreath was laid by Jewish veterans at the Covenant in Central London.

Jewish males and women who “fought and served for freedom because the First World War” have been honored in the course of the annual Association of Jewish Men and Women (Ajex) parade.

Sunday’s occasion befell 102 years after the primary Star of David wreath was laid in 1921 by a gaggle of Jewish ex-soldiers – the thirty eighth, thirty ninth and fortieth battalions of the Royal Fusiliers.

This yr’s parade marked the eightieth anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and the seventieth anniversary of the tip of hostilities within the Korean War.

Participants marched from the Horse Guards Parade down Whitehall to the Cenotaph, with veterans and households of fallen veterans strolling collectively.



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