Remembrance Day: The Vale to remember our fallen heroes - The Evesham Observer

Remembrance Day: The Vale to remember our fallen heroes

THE VALE will fall silent at 11am this morning to remember all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in two world wars and subsequent conflicts.

Commemoration services are being held in Evesham and Pershore as the Vale joins with millions of people across the country to remember the fallen.

In Evesham members of the Town Council, together with representatives of various local groups, will be attending the Remembrance Day Parade and Service.

At 10.15am uniformed organisations and ex-service personnel will assemble in the Market Square. Representatives of organisations who are laying wreaths at the War Memorial are also asked to join the Market Square section of the parade to the War Memorial as a wreath laying party.

The parade will then be inspected by the Mayor of Evesham, Coun Richard Jones, at 10.40am.

At 10.50 am the uniformed organisations and ex-service personnel parade will make their way from the Market Square down Bridge Street and to the War Memorial via the Crown Courtyard and Abbey Park led by Avonbank Band and the ex-service Standard Bearers.

The town will then fall silent at 11.00am to remember those who lost their lives and wreaths will also be placed at the foot of the War Memorial.

Following the two minute silence, the band will lead the ex-service standard bearers, the Civic Party and the uniformed organisations to All Saints’ Church for a Service of Remembrance.

At the conclusion of the service, the Civic Party will leave and proceed to the saluting base in Vine Street via Abbot Reginald’s Gateway and Market Square.

The uniformed organisations and ex-service personnel parade will form up on the main churchyard path and then make their way to Vine Street where the salute will be taken. The Parade will then continue to the Market Square for dismissal.

The Observer will be attending the service at the War Memorial in Evesham. We will be providing live video on Facebook for those unable to attend.


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