Remembrance Day has been observed in all the Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I, as a memorial to the armed forces who have died in the line of duty – in all world conflicts around the world. A two minute silence is observed at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month as a tribute to them all. The preceding Sunday is referred to as Memorial Sunday, when parades are held throughout the Commonwealth and wreaths of poppies are laid at memorials.
On Sunday 10 November 2013, Shree Muktajeevan Pipe led the Remembrance Day Parade in Edgware, North West London. The parade started from the Edgware Royal British Legion centre and made its way through the main streets of Edgware to the War Memorial situated on the Edgware Road.
After a multifaith Remembrance Sunday Prayer Ceremony, everyone observed two minutes of silence at exactly 11.00 am. On behalf of His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree Maharaj, members of Shree Muktajeevan Pipe Band laid a poppy wreath at the memorial, and prayed for the spiritual peace of the deceased souls.
Acharya Shree Jitendriyapriyadasji Swamiji Maharaj is the current spiritual leader of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan. He is the heir to Acharya Shree Purushottampriyadasji Swamishree Maharaj, and sixth in the lineage of ascetic Acharyas, which descends directly from Lord Shree Swaminarayan.