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Article for publication on 11 November 2015
On Sunday the 8th of November a Service of Remembrance was held at the Shakespeare bar in Plai Laem to honour all British, Commonwealth and Allied personnel who gave their lives during world war one (WW1) and in subsequent conflicts. In attendance were members of all three services, along with the British Honorary Consul who laid a wreath on behalf of her Majesty. The service was held indoors due to the likelihood of rain (Samui is currently in Monsoon) yet still attracted an audience of more than 50 residents from around the island, including some from Canada and Australia. A garden of Remembrance was kindly erected by Landlord Joe Underwood to enable veterans or relatives to place crosses, many of which were poignantly inscribed.
Today marks the 97th anniversary of the armistice in which the guns fell silent on 11 November 1918. We respectfully ask that readers observe a 2 minute silence at 11am as a mark of respect to all who fell.
“Lest we forget”
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Samui Ex Servicemen