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All welcome at Service of Remembrance

Posted by Waveney District Council on 4 October 2018 | Comments

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A Service of Remembrance will be held on Sunday 11 November in Lowestoft and everyone is welcome to attend.

Members of the Royal British Legion Lowestoft and District Branch, representatives from Waveney District Council, Lowestoft Town Council and other local organisations will be present at the service which will take place at the War Memorial at Royal Plain at 10.45am.

The service, which will last approximately thirty minutes, will commence shortly after the observance of the two minutes silence.

Cllr Mary Rudd, Waveney’s cabinet member for Community Health said:

“The Service of Remembrance is an opportunity to reflect and remember those who have served, and continue to serve, in our armed forces. This year marks the centenary of the end of the First World War and we would like to invite the whole community to come together on this poignant day to remember and thank all those who served, sacrificed and changed our world.”

An official parade comprising the TA, cadet forces and other uniformed units will form up at the Claremont Pier at 10.15am, with the parade beginning at 10.40am proceeding along the seafront to Royal Plain. Standards and veterans are asked to form up adjacent to the toilets on Royal Plain at 10.35am and will fall in behind the Parade March as it passes.

Anyone wishing to lay a wreath should call 01502 523354 or email stuart.halsey@eastsuffolk.gov.uk by Monday 29 October.

In line with national events to mark the 100 year anniversary of the end of the First World War, a separate event will take place at Sparrows Nest Gardens on 11 November at 6.30pm. For more details, please visit www.lowestofttowncouncil.gov.uk.