Ahmadiyya Muslim community in the UK is organizing a Virtual Remembrance Service on Friday 5th November 2021 to honour all those who have fought for Britain and the Commonwealth.
Several hundred people are expected to attend the event including MPs, Mayors Councillors from across the UK, representatives of the Armed Forces and the Royal British Legion.
Confirmed speakers include: Commanding Officer Dave R Johnston HMS FORWARD Royal Navy, Samantha Samuels Group Commander Operations North Walsall and Wolverhampton West Midlands. There will also be a virtual act of remembrance with prayers, a rendition of The Last Post and images of wreaths being laid from previous years.
This event is being hosted by the Pan-African Ahmadiyya Muslim Association (PAAMA) UK supported by Community ambassadors. The Association has long supported the UK’s remembrance traditions as well as raising funds for the Royal British Legion through poppy sales.
The on-going current situation of Covid-19 has made it even more relevant for us to think and remember all those who serve and served our country, who defend our freedom and way of life.
Tommy Kallon, who serves as the National President for PAAMA UK and who is over looking all arrangements of the event, says “the members of PAAMA UK are inspired by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s motto: ‘Love For All Hatred For None’ and our rituals of remembrance are reflective of the diverse, modern nation that is Britain today especially at this point of time when we are witnessing hatred and extremist acts at the rise.”
He further says, “this year, as we mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal British Legion, we unite across all faiths, none faiths, cultures and backgrounds to remember the service and sacrifice of the Armed Forces community from all over the world men and women who stood shoulder to shoulder with British Forces to establish Peace and Freedom we enjoy. I hope this service will send a strong signal throughout Britain and the world that this country values the contribution of its diverse communities from all over the world. We will remember them!”
Contact on email@example.com or +44(0)7576503170 for further information to join event live www.facebook.com/PAAMAUK www.youtube.com/PAAMAUK or to arrange interviews.
To join the Remembrance Service Live email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
Categories: The Muslim Times
As I am not British I sort of do not feel any great sympathy for the British colonial forces …
But, up to you …