Remembrance Day forms an important part of the annual calendar of events for the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland.
As an Institution, we recognise the importance of taking time to pause and reflect on the service and sacrifice made by so many to protect the freedoms we enjoy and often take for granted
Since our inception in 1795, the Orange Institution has a proud and distinguished record of service and sacrifice.
In the Great War alone, 200,000 Orangemen served the Crown. To date, seven of our members have been recipients of the Victoria Cross. During Operation Banner, thousands of our members served in Northern Ireland and during those years, 340 of our members were murdered by terrorists.
To this day, we have members currently serving in a wide range of roles and at many levels throughout the services.
This web page seeks to support socially distanced Acts of Remembrance at local memorials and to encourage individuals and families to mark the occasion in their homes as we remember our heroes, both then and now.
A suggested template that may be used for Remembrance Services
Filmed at the Museum of Orange Heritage and featuring images of Remembrance, this video of the
Last Post is conducted by Bugler Andrew Carlisle
This prayer has been prepared by the Grand Chaplains, for use, as required at Remembrance events. Its use is not compulsory, but is designed to complement any events you may deem it appropriate to include
Browse our Special Online Exhibition focusing on the Orange Contribution to World War One.
Downloadable in PDF format for saving to your Device or printing
Browse our Special Online Exhibition focusing on Orange Voices from World War Two.
Downloadable in PDF format for saving to your Device or printing.
View a selection of images from recent Remembrance Commemorations
Watch our how-to video on making a Poppy to commemorate Remembrance Day
Watch our how-to Video on making a Poppy Wreath. This video builds on our 'Make a Poppy' video and shows you how to fashion multiple poppies together into a Wreath to commemorate Remembrance Day
Watch this great how-to video on how to make a Poppy from a plastic drinks bottle for Remembrance Day
Download this Poppy to colour in and display in your home for Remembrance Day