Every year, Britain marks Remembrance Day. The Peace Pledge Union calls for all victims of war to be remembered on the day, although many events focus solely on commemoration of members of the UK and allied armed forces.
On Saturday 9th November, the day before Remembrance Sunday, LGSMigrants will be holding a commemoration ceremony to lay a wreath in memory of the people who have died fleeing their war-torn countries to seek refuge over the past year.
Everyone is welcome to join us in solidarity. Please wear black and bring candles. We meet at 1:30 at The Ministry of Defence and will walk from there to the Cenotaph and hold a minute's silence before laying our wreaths to remember those who died seeking sanctuary.
People escaping horrific violence and conflict face abandonment at sea, abuse and intimidation from European border forces and the continued violation of their human rights. This increasingly harsh border regime has led to the deaths of many refugees in the UK and across Europe.
At this time of remembrance and reflection, we cannot forget those who have died trying to reach safety. We must not let any more people die at our borders. We need safe passage now.