Imperial War Museum Duxford 2009 - Press Release
Remembrance Day at Imperial War Museum Duxford
Thousands of visitors flocked to Imperial War Museum Duxford to commemorate Remembrance Sunday on 8 November 2009. The two-minute silence was observed across the Museum at 11.00am and was followed by a candle-lighting ceremony in the American Air Museum, to honour the US Forces who fought and died in the Second World War and contemporary conflicts.
A packed audience attended the Remembrance Service, where wreaths were laid by representatives of Imperial War Museum Duxford, the 3rd Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment, United States Air Force in Europe, Airborne Assault Museum and other representational organisations.
Children were encourage to make their own poppy and attach it, with a message, to the poppy wall in AirSpace.
It was heartening to see so many visitors gather at Imperial War Museum Duxford to remember those who gave their lives, in conflicts past and present, to ensure that the world continues to enjoy the freedom that it does today.
1 - Captain James Moore of the United States Air Force in Europe lights the candle to commemorate US service personnel who lost their lives in active service.
2 - Richard Faulkner, veteran of the Malayan conflict, chats to visitors about his experiences.
3 - Lieutenant Colonel Iverson lays a wreath on behalf of the United States Air Force in Europe.
4 - Children made their own poppies, with a personalised message, and attached them to the poppy wall in AirSpace.
All photo credits to Imperial War Museum.