The Mayor of Hailsham and fellow town councillors will join in tributes at this year’s Service of Remembrance at the Hailsham War Memorial on Sunday 14th November, to commemorate those who have sacrificed their lives in the armed forces and civilian members of Britain and the Commonwealth who also lost their lives.
Town Mayor Councillor Paul Holbrook will join other councillors and representatives from the Armed Forces, their families, veterans and local organisations for the playing of the Last Post, observing of two-minute silence and laying of wreaths at 11am (restrictions permitting).
Prior to the service at the war memorial, there will be Remembrance Sunday Morning Service at Hailsham Parish Church at 9.30am (instead of the usual time of 10.30am) to enable the congregation and attendees to arrive at the War Memorial in time for the parade and service.
Following the church service, there will be a Parade of the Hailsham & District Standard, followed by Armed Forces veterans and local dignitaries together with Hailsham army and air cadets from the car park adjacent to the Charles Hunt Centre in Vicarage Field, commencing at 10.35am.
Immediately after the service at the War Memorial, attendees are warmly invited to return to Hailsham Parish Church for coffee as in previous years.
Hailsham FM will be broadcasting live at the event – on 95.9 Hailsham FM – for those who cannot attend the service.
“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,” said Councillor Holbrook, urging people to take time out to remember the fallen. “It is important that as a community we continue to remember those who lost their lives for their 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 for the Town Council to be able to support The Royal British Legion Hailsham & District Branch in organising this year’s Remembrance Day events – and marking the occasion – and I would encourage as many people as possible to come along and pay their respects.”
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Terry Hall, Communications & Public Information Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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