Left feeling unwanted

I WISH to complain about the service of remembrance this Sunday in York.

I along with hundreds of others turned out for the service at 11am to remember our fallen heroes. As we followed the chosen dignitaries to the gates at the service, our path was blocked by the gates being closed on the order of a commanding army officer.

Then to add insult to injury, several large soldiers blocked our vision, once again following orders from another officer or NCO. The Army, Navy and RAF do not own the rights to mourn our fallen heroes. It was a very poor decision to shut out the public.

We were not exactly a baying crowd, far from it, the respect was palpable and I for one was left feeling unwanted and unwelcome.

Anthony Trickett Heworth Village, York.

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7:19pm Tue 13 Nov 12

level-headed says...

The service was open to the public, but those not taking part in it had to enter the gardens via other entrances. The one near the Esplanade car park entrance is the one most people use.
The service was open to the public, but those not taking part in it had to enter the gardens via other entrances. The one near the Esplanade car park entrance is the one most people use. level-headed
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12:50am Fri 16 Nov 12

ColdAsChristmas says...

I agree with the above. Try again next year Anthony. Without the ex military and civilian public these events would not be what they need to be.
I agree with the above. Try again next year Anthony. Without the ex military and civilian public these events would not be what they need to be. ColdAsChristmas
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