Remembrance Sunday

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Reblogged with thanks to the Royal British Legion.

Aldershot’s Royal Garrison Church of All Saints, in Farnborough Road, will host a service starting at 10.30am, followed by wreaths being laid in front of the war memorial there at 11.30am and a march past. Wreaths will also be laid at the Cenotaph in Municipal Gardens at 9.30am.

In Farnborough, a wreath-laying service will be held at 9am at Devereux House, Albert Road, and
another at 9.30am at Knellwood, Canterbury Road. North Camp Methodist Church will host a service, wreath-laying ceremony and march past starting at 10.30am.

Act of Remembrance and wreath laying will take place at the Gally Hill Road war memorial in Church Crookham at 11am, followed by a service in Christ Church. Among those attending will be Hart District Council chairman Stephen Gorys and county and district councillor John Bennison.

Remembrance Sunday at the CenotaphRemembrance Sunday, the second Sunday in November, is the day traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today. On this day people across the nation pause to reflect on the sacrifices made by our brave Service men and women.

National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph

The National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in Whitehall is a unique expression cenotaph2010of national homage devoted to the remembrance of those who have given their lives in war. It was originally conceived as a commemoration of the war dead of the First World War but after the Second World War the scope of the ceremony was extended to focus on the nation’s dead of both World Wars, and in 1980 it was widened once again to extend the remembrance to all who have suffered and died in conflict in the service of their country and all those who mourn them.

The service at the Cenotaph is framed to ensure that no-one is forgotten. The wreath laid by The Queen and the other tributes placed on the Cenotaph are dedicated to all who have suffered or died in war. Members of the Cabinet, Opposition Party leaders, former Prime Ministers and certain other Ministers and the Mayor of London are invited to attend the ceremony, along with representatives of the Armed Forces, Merchant Air and Navy and Fishing Fleets, and members of faith communities. High Commissioners from Commonwealth countries also attend the ceremony and lay wreaths at the Cenotaph.

The service is organised by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.

Remembrance Sunday always falls on the second Sunday in November.

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About Roger Nield MBE

Safety Director for the SMPL Organisation and supporting our Vulnerable Veterans Programme.
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