Thursday, 31 October 2013

Remembrance Sunday services announced



This year's Remembrance Sunday falls on 10th November and a number of services have been arranged in the Lancaster district.

Everyone is welcome to go along to remember all who died for their country in the two World Wars and also those injured or traumatised by more recent operations in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Iraq.


The Poppy Appeal run by the Royal British Legion is hoping to raise £37 Million for injured service personnel this year. There's more information on the official web site www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/poppy-appeal and poppies are on sale throughout the area.

White Poppies, the creation of the Peace Pledge Union, are on sale from Single Step in Penny Street. The white poppy was not intended as an insult to those who died in the First World War - a war in which many of the white poppy supporters lost husbands, brothers, sons and lovers - but a challenge to the continuing drive to war. The following year the newly founded Peace Pledge Union began widespread distribution of the poppies and their annual promotion.

Remembrance Day services will take place as follows:

Lancaster

Garden of Remembrance, Town Hall, Lancaster commencing at 10.20am, followed by a service in the Priory Church at 11.30am.  There will be a parade and March Past leaving the Priory Church and ending at Lancaster Town Hall at approximately 12.20pm.

Morecambe

Cenotaph, Marine Road – Procession will form up at the Platform at approximately 10.20am for a service and two minutes silence at the Cenotaph.

Carnforth

Parade will leave the Carnforth Town Council offices at 10.35am for a service and wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph.

To help people to pay their respects, Lancaster City Council has suspended parking charges on the car parks at the Bay Arena in Morecambe and Nelson Street in Lancaster on this day.

For further information about the services or to express an interest in laying a wreath contact the Mayor’s Office, Town Hall, Lancaster, LA1 1PJ, call (01524) 582070 or email mayor@lancaster.gov.uk


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