Order of Service

The Royal British Legion Field of Remembrance at the National Memorial Arboretum

Friday 3 November 2023 

An image of  Black Voices

Live Music


Black Voices - 'Way Over Yonder'



Philippa Rawlinson

Director of Remembrance, Royal British Legion


Vic Van Den Bergh

The Exhortation

Read by: The Lord Lieutenant


They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: 

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning 

We will remember them. 

Response: “We will remember them” 



The Last Post


Two Minutes Silence



The Reveille 


Kohima Epitaph

Read by: Anny Reid

When you go home, tell them of us and say, 

For your tomorrow, we gave our today. 


Poetry Reading

Judith Norman



Closing Words

Vic Van Den Bergh



Planting of the Remembrance Tributes

Accompanied by Black Voices singing 'The Water is Wide'

Canopy of Trees