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Remembrance Sunday in Cheltenham

Remembrance Sunday and Pause to remember in Cheltenham

Cheltenham’s remembrance service and parade to honour the sacrifice of armed services in war: 11am Sunday 8 November
Mayor marks Remembrance Day at 11am on Wednesday 11 November with two minutes of silence at the war memorial

The war memorial in Cheltenham’s Long Gardens will once again be the centrepiece for the town’s service of remembrance and civic parade on Sunday 8 November. On Remembrance Day the mayor, Cllr Duncan Smith, will honour the two minute silence at 11am. The service will begin at 10.55am.
A lone trumpeter will play ‘The last post’ before two minutes of silence at 11am. After the Reveille, the service continues with prayers, hymns and the national anthem, played by Gloucestershire Police Band.

The mayor will lay the first wreath at the war memorial followed by other civic dignitaries, including borough and county councillors, and representatives from local organisations. After the wreaths have been laid, the civic party will watch from the steps of the Municipal Offices as Cheltenham Silver Band leads the march past.

Taking part will be the Cheltenham branch of the Royal British Legion; Cheltenham Royal Naval Association; 243 Gloucester Field Hospital; RBL bikers; Joint Services Support Unit; and Old Comrades. Also attending will be detachments from the naval, army and RAF cadets, and patrols from local scouts.

In the evening, the mayor will attend the Festival of Remembrance, which is organised by the Royal British Legion and held at the town hall.

On Remembrance Day (Wednesday 11 November) the council is again supporting The Royal British Legion in encouraging businesses, shops, offices and individuals to pause to remember at 11am. During a short service conducted by Canon Dr Tudor Griffiths, the mayor, Cllr Duncan Smith, will observe a two minute silence at the war memorial. Children from Dunalley Primary School will be attending to join in this act of remembrance.

Cllr Duncan Smith said that as first citizen he counted it a privilege to be able to lead the town in this act of remembrance. Cllr Smith invites any ex-service personnel who would like to attend the services to assemble with the group at 10.20am in front of the Municipal Offices, along with members of the community.

Explore Gloucestershire
2 November 2015


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