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2013 Remembrance Day @ Foreign Cemetery

Remembrance Day 2013 was commemorated by a service at Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai.

Today, November 11, 2013, we the living, took time out of our busy lives to honor those fighting men that came before us and who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

This was a wonderful service supported by the Friends of the Royal British Legion, the American Veterans of Foreign Wars and both the British and American Counsels in Chiang Mai. Local schools, also supported and attended the ceremonies as did Chiang Mai government organizations and the local expatriot population and local Thai citizens. Several prayers and words of reflection on life and war and were read and it was good to hear these things and reflect upon them.

Remembrance Day was commemorated by a service at Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai

2013 Remembrance Day was commemorated by a service at Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai

The Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery

It was during the turn of the century around 1898 or 2441 in Thai years that King Rama the Fifth granted a plot of land, not far from the banks of the Ping River, on what is now prime Chiang Mai real estate, to be used as a graveyard for foreigners. The grant had two conditions.

1, the plot could never be sold.

2, The second condition was that only “Foreigners” or “Farang”, or more closely in Thai, ฝรั่ง [faràŋ] may be buried there. Thanks to the King’s decree the cemetery exists and foreigners have been buried here since the 1900’s. And so we find ourselves here today at a cemetery! A cemetery in a Buddhist country where almost everyone is cremated. King Rama must have chuckled and thought it an exceedingly strange custom for “Farang” to bury themselves in the ground.

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Activities 2018
  • Wed 14th Feb Valentine Buffet at 2GetherBar & Restaurant.
  • Wed 04th Apr Dinner at “My Kitchen”.
  • Mon 28th May 10:00 hrs Memorial Day service at the foreign cemetary with the VFW.
  • Sat 9th June Committee meeting.
  • Sun 11th Nov Remembrance Service.
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