Vale to fall silent this morning to mark Armistice Day - The Evesham Observer

Vale to fall silent this morning to mark Armistice Day

Joshua Godfrey 11th Nov, 2017 Updated: 11th Nov, 2017   0

THE VALE will fall silent this morning to mark Armistice Day and to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in two world wars and subsequent conflicts.

This morning the Evesham branch of the Royal British Legion will be holding a short service to mark Armistice Day at 10.50am at the War Memorial in Abbey Park.

A weekend of remembrance will also begin today in Pershore when members of the town’s RBL, together with other organisations, attend a short ceremony at the Cross of Sacrifice in Pershore Cemetery at 10.45am.

A two minute silence will then take place at 11am, as well as at Chapman Court, outside Asda, together with the playing of the Last Post and Reveille.

Major Rod Short of the Royal Canadian Air Force will be representing the Canadian High Commission at the Pershore Cemetery ceremony.

Then tomorrow members of Evesham 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 10.50am 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 11am to remember those who lost their lives and wreaths will then be placed at the foot of the War Memorial.

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

At the conclusion of the service, civic dignitaries 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.

In Pershore, the parade will set off from the Asda car park at 10.10am, marching into the High Street and onto Broad Street, before turning right into Church Walk towards Pershore Abbey.

Following a service in the Abbey, the parade will return to Asda car park, with a salute taking place outside Pershore Town Hall on route.

There will also be a short remembrance service at the Wick war memorial at 3pm.

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