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Dogs gather for Armistice Day

Armistice Day

On Armistice Day, at the Animals in War Memorial in Park Lane, London, a touching Remembrance Gathering was held to mark the huge contribution animals have made in all areas of conflict past and present. Attending the first event of its kind at the Memorial were representatives of many Animal Charities and members of the Armed Forces including three officers on horseback. Captain Mike Fry from the Household Cavalry Blues & Royals, Major Christopher M. Stewardson from the Governor General's Horse Guards, (Canada) and Captain Laura Holmes from the Royal Army Veterinary Corps.

Event organiser Angela Yardley from Greyhound Rescue West of England gave the opening welcome. Thanks were expressed to Brigadier Andrew Parker-Bowles - a Trustee of the Memorial - who, although sadly not able to be present, had given so much invaluable help to the organizers of the event.

At 11am the 2 minute silence was observed, then poetry and poignant readings were given, the last speaker was Jilly Cooper OBE , Author of Animals in War and whose vision created the original idea for the Memorial.

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