A ceremony has been held at the Cenotaph to mark the 100th anniversary of the first wreath-laying ceremony of Jewish veterans at the Central London Memorial.

Jewish men and women who fought and gave their lives for their country were honored during the annual parade of the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women (AJEX).

Sunday’s event took place a century after the laying of the first Star of David wreath in 1921 by a group of Jewish ex-soldiers from the Jews – the 38th, 39th and 40th Battalions of the Royal Fusiliers.

AJEX CEO Fiona Palmer said the organization is “proud” of “service, strength and resilience” from “the men and women in our society who fought to protect our country and stood up against anti-Semitism”.

The British Jewish Deputies’ Council described the event as a “moving tribute” to the significant anniversary.

They tweeted: “A moving tribute this afternoon, 100 years ago, the first Jewish veterans laid a wreath at the Cenotaphen.

“Today we honor the thousands of Jewish soldiers and maids who have fought and served our country.”