"Truth seldom is pleasant; it is almost invariably bitter. A loss of courage may be the most striking feature which an outside observer notices in the West in our days..." Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Commencement address at Harvard University , June 8, 1978
Monday, 9 November 2009
Remembrance Day 2009 Report: A great success
On Sunday 8th November 2009, the National Front and its supporters turned up in their hundreds to remember those who have given their lives for this country.
From 2 o clock members and supporters meet up at Bressenden Place in Victoria, London. At half two, we made a move towards the Cenotaph. And what a site to see, hundreds of men, women and children, with flags flying high walking down Victoria Street.
Simon Biggs, the Chief Steward did a fantastic job organising his team of stewards, and they all ensured that everything ran smoothly.
When we reached the Cenotaph, the flags were dipped and we had a two minute silence. This was followed by the laying of the wreaths. The first one was laid by Steve on behalf of all NF members; then Paul from Birmingham NF who is an ex- serviceman; then the YNF leader laid a wreath and then the last wreath was laid by Tom Linden from the Yorkshire NF and also NF’s Press Officer.
After a short but rousing speech honouring our war dead, we moved on down the road, where we had the pleasure of listening to speeches by Eddy Morrison, Simon Biggs and Tom Linden. Then Norman Tomkinson, the NF Treasurer took up a healthy collection for central funds.
A big thank you must go to the NF Deputy Chairman Ian Edwards and his west London NF team for the back up with a party van which dropped off and then picked up the flags which made it easier for us not having to lug flags through coach stations, the underground ect.
Also, a big thank you to all the youngsters from the YNF who made the effort and a big thanks to everyone who came out to remember our war dead and to support our troops.
A great day, a day which marks the resurgence of the National Front.