The Town Mayor will lead the tributes at this year’s Service of Remembrance at the Hailsham War Memorial on Sunday 8th November for those who have given their lives in the armed forces and civilians who have paid the supreme sacrifice.
Councillor Nigel Coltman will join other councillors and representatives from the armed forces, their families and veterans for the playing of the Last Post, observing of two-minute silence and laying of wreaths at 11am.
Prior to the Service, there will be a Parade of the Hailsham & District Standard, followed by veterans from the armed forces and local dignitaries together with Hailsham army and air cadets from the car park adjacent to the Charles Hunt Centre in Vicarage Field.
The Parade will assemble at 10.25am and proceed at 10.30am via Vicarage Road and the Old School onto the High Street, reaching the Hailsham War Memorial at approximately 10.45am.
Urging people to take time out to remember the fallen, Councillor Coltman said: “This Remembrance Service is an opportunity and a time for us to reflect and remember the sacrifices made both in the past and in current conflicts and thank them.”
“It is important that as a community we continue to remember those who lost their lives on the line for their Queen and Country and the Act of Remembrance continues to be of great significance to the people of Hailsham, including the members and staff of the Town Council.”
“It is a privilege to be able to support The Royal British Legion in marking Remembrance Day and I would encourage as many people as possible to come along and pay their respects.”
There will also be a short service on Wednesday 11th November at the Hailsham War Memorial to mark Remembrance Day. This will take place at approximately 10.45am with the Act of Remembrance at 11am.
For further information on the forthcoming Remembrance Day Services, log on to www.britishlegion.org.uk or call 01323 440749.
Terry Hall, Communications & Public Information Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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