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The Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance
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The final few moments of the Festival of Remembrance are almost unbearable in their quiet poignancy, as thousands of poppy petals fall from the roof of the Royal Albert Hall. Each represents a life lost in war and their sheer numbers will give everyone reason to pause.
This is of course, like the wreath-laying at the Cenotaph, an inexpressibly sombre occasion, which is just as it should be. Huw Edwards presents a varied programme of respectful tributes including Rod Stewart, Alexandra Burke, Russell Watson and the Military Wives Choir, who perform alongside the Massed Bands of the Household Division, the Band of HM Royal Marines, the Queen’s Colour Squadron and the RAF Squadronaires.
The festival includes the traditional two-minute silence as we remember the fallen and the bereaved.
Huw Edwards presents coverage of the annual event from the Royal Albert Hall in the presence of the Queen and other members of the royal family. Rod Stewart, Alexandra Burke, Russell Watson, the Overtones, Amore, Jonjo Kerr and the Military Wives Choir perform alongside the Massed Bands of the Household Division, the band of HM Royal Marines, the Queen's Colour Squadron and the RAF Squadronaires. Together they pay tribute to the victims of war and conflict in a festival that also includes the traditional two-minute silence as thousands of poppy petals fall from the venue's ceiling.
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