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Looking at Remembrance Sunday & British Ceremony

Nobody can do ceremony like the British ~ The Importance of Correct Attire ~ The Lord’s Prayer

Nobody does ceremony like the British

You may call it our stiff upper lip or just our quaint and quirky ways but, there is one thing that Britain can still do, and do unlike any other country and that’s pomp and circumstance.

50 world leaders gathered in France for their remembrance service, and as they walked towards the Arc de Triomphe, they all seemed a bit of a jumble, a little messy and disordered. Now, compare that to our service, where, not only was it timed to perfection, with only seconds to spare, but everyone was in near perfect step, in the right place at the right time and the absolute definition of orderly & respectful. A very nice touch was allowing the German President to such an important part of the service. It gave the service a grand sense of respect and honour for those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Whatever the service may be, we are still world leaders in the art of ceremony.

The importance of Correct Attire for the Occasion

While everyone else had dressed smartly, and rather more appropriately for the service, Jeremy Corbyn let himself down terribly. The only one of us to be wearing a jacket that made him look like he had just stepped out to go down the pub and grab a pint of milk on the way back. 

It isn’t hard to have at least one good formal overcoat or jacket for just such occasions, and you may find our range suitable. But, whether you buy from MGVT or elsewhere one may consider it a most valuable investment. Not only will it show you have honour and respect, but it will make others respect you. There exists no other item of clothing that can eminently elevate you and confer upon you the respect of others.

“There is a man who cares” rather than “He looks like he hasn’t bothered.” irrespective of whether you feel comfortable in formal wear – one must have a sense of honour about himself, if he wants to be treated in kind.

The lord’s Prayer & the BBC

Even if one is not particularly religious, many of the men who fought in the World War’s were – or indeed became so to help them through their ordeal. It is, therefore, respectful to say the Lord’s Prayer for all those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

This is where the BBC were grossly wrong for substituting such an important moment during the Royal British Legion’s annual Festival of Remembrance, with a choir, who ‘sang’ it and sang it rather out of step with the rest of the service. Not only could the audience in the Royal Albert hall not join in, neither could anyone watching at home, instead, everyone was reduced to watching a quite sensationalised, loud musical version. It shows that important things like this, need to be carefully considered, something that is hugely important to MGVT and the services & products we provide to our members.

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