President Tony Tan to lay a wreath at Westminster

President Tony Tan to lay a wreath at Westminster
During his visit to Westminster Abbey as part of Singapore's official state visit, President Tony Tan will lay a wreath there in honour of all fallen soldiers.

For centuries, it has been the final resting place of Kings and Queens. It was here at Westminster Abbey where monarchs were crowned, married, and buried.

Also laid to rest at the abbey are luminaries who have contributed to the arts, sciences, and music.

There is a special corner to honour Britain's literary greats, diplomats, statesmen and heroes who have served their country, like Singapore's founder Sir Stamford Raffles, who is memorialised with a life-size statue in the north choir aisle of the abbey.

And former Prime Minister of the UK, Sir Winston Churchill, who is buried just inside the west entrance near the grave of the unknown warrior. 

It contains the remains of a soldier from the first world war, whose body was brought back from France, and reinterred here, on Nov 11, 1920.

During his visit to Westminster Abbey as part of Singapore's official state visit, President Tony Tan will lay a wreath there in honour of all fallen soldiers.

A meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron at No. 10 Downing Street will further reinforce the strong political ties between Singapore and the UK.

The President will also be Guest-of-honour at a dinner banquet hosted by the Lord Mayor of London, Fiona Woolf.

It will be held at the 800-year-old Guild Hall, attended by close to 600 guests and dignitaries.

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