THE DUKE OF SUSSEX WILL VISIT THE 90th FIELD OF REMEMBRANCE AT WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Thursday 8th November, 2018
The Duke of Sussex will visit the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey on Thursday 8th November, 2018. This will be the 90th year of the Field of Remembrance, and the 6th time that His Royal Highness has attended the event.
The Field of Remembrance has been organised by The Poppy Factory and held in the grounds of Westminster Abbey since November 1928, when only two Remembrance Tribute Crosses were planted. There are now approximately 70,000 crosses produced by the Factory team each year which are planted on more than 360 plots for regimental and other associations. Ex-service men and women, as well as members of the public, can plant a cross carrying a personal message in memory of those who have lost their lives in the service of others. The Field is opened every Thursday before Remembrance Sunday and stays open for a further ten days.
The Duke of Sussex will lay a Cross of Remembrance and the ‘Last Post’ will sound, followed by a two minute silence. His Royal Highness will then visit the plots, meeting veterans from all areas of the Armed Forces who have served in past campaigns and more recent conflicts.
For more information visit: https://www.poppyfactory.org/field-of-remembrance