Lt Col (Retd) Graham Parker, OBE: Rest in Peace
It is with deep regret that the Last Post Association has been informed of the passing of Colonel Graham Parker. Graham was not only a loyal supporter of the Last Post Association over four decades, but was also one of the finest champions of the wider principles of Remembrance in recent times.
He was instrumental in the founding of the annual Poppy Parade and also developed the idea of having poppies fall from the roof of the Menin Gate, both of which are now enduring elements of the 11 November ceremonies in Ieper.
These ideas typified his practical and passionate approach to everything he did, and in particular his desire to make the true spirit and meaning of remembrance understandable and accessible to as many people as possible. In this he succeeded, brilliantly. He will we sorely missed.