Friday, 03 July, 2020

In Chatteris all are welcome to join this year's Remembrance Day parade

People place poppies on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa People place poppies on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa
Deanna Wagner | 10 November, 2019, 23:42

Poppies are a well-recognised symbol of Remembrance Sunday because poppies grew on the battlefields after the end of World War One, specifically in Flanders, Belgium.

The Royal Borough's Windsor Remembrance Service will begin at Windsor War memorial at 10.50am followed by a church service at Windsor Parish Church of St John the Baptist in High Street.

On Sunday (November 10) servicemen, veterans and civic organisations will assemble at 10am at the Link Road auto park before marching to the War Memorial from 10.40am.

The Royal British Legion branch will be holding an annual service which leaves the clubhouse at 10.40am led by a bagpiper.

A short service at 10.50am at Memorial Hall before a parade to St Peter's Church for a service.

The parade starts opposite the Post Office at 2.45pm, followed by wreath laying and a church service.

Meanwhile, Burntisland will commemorate Remembrance Day with a service at the parish church.

Towns and villages across the county have organised remembrance parades and events for people to be able to mark the special day with friends and family.

The first two-minute silence was held on the first anniversary of the Armistice on November 11, 1919.

St Lawrence Church in The Street will be holding a remembrance service from 9.45-10.45am. Wreaths will be laid.

Afterwards the congregation will leave the church to gather at the cenotaph, where a representative from the Royal British Legion will read the exhortation.

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Remembrance Day is almost upon us and this year it marks 101 years since the Armistice that ended the First World War.

At Everton there will be wreath-laying during the morning service at St Mary's Church in Everton beginning at 10.50am.

The parade will then march to the War Memorial in Priory Gardens, via High Street North to the crossroads and traffic lights.

The service will begin at 11am at the war memorial in Common Road and will be conducted by the Rev Chris Bull.

The parade to the parish church will leave from Burntisland Fife Station at 10.30am, led by Burntisland Pipe Band.

Former Veterans of the Navy, Army and Air Force are to parade from the New Southwater Area (near Meeting Point House) on Sunday at 10.20am.

After the wreath-laying ceremony the groups will parade to St John's Church for a further service.

In the event of bad weather, there will be no activities in the Town Square and the service will start at St Mary's Church at 10.50am.

When is the two-minute silence? .

A service of Remembrance will be held at the Indian Memorial in Barton at 3pm.

A remembrance service will take place in the cemetery in Meadow Walk at 10.45am on Saturday, November 9.