Poppies Available In Budapest, Remembrance Day Service in Hungary

  • 27 Oct 2010 7:55 AM
Poppies Available In Budapest, Remembrance Day Service in Hungary
"Poppies have been made available at the British and Australian Embassies, as well as at the British International School of Budapest and the St Margaret Anglican Church, from the middle of this month. They will also be available at Solymár Cemetery before the service. All donations go to the Royal British Legion to help ex-servicemen. The annual Service of Remembrance and wreath-laying ceremony commemorating the fallen will be held at the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Solymár, on Sunday 14 November. All are invited to attend this ecumenical service.

The service commences at 10:55 hrs and you are asked to arrive at the cemetery no later than 10:45 hrs.

The cemetery is situated 10 kms north-west of Budapest on the road to Dorog and Esztergom (Route 10). Lying on the left of the highway, it is immediately before the turning for Solymár village. An alternative approach is to leave Budapest via Hűvösvölgyi út and Hidegkúti út and then follow the signs for Route 10 through Solymár village. The traffic police, who will be in attendance, will ask drivers to avoid parking on the main road. The parking lot is straight behind the cemetery.

Those who have not previously attended the ceremony should be warned that the cemetery is in an exposed position. It can be bitterly cold, even when sunny and mild in the city.

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