Final preparations are under way by the Town Council, Royal British Legion Hailsham & District branch and Hailsham Parish Church for this year’s Remembrance Day Parade and Service, 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.
The Town Mayor will join fellow councillors and representatives from the Armed Forces, their families, veterans and local organisations for a Remembrance Sunday Morning Service at Hailsham Parish Church on Sunday 13th November at 9.30am.
After the Morning 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.
The Parade will finish at the Hailsham War Memorial, in time for a wreath laying service, playing of the Last Post and two minutes silence at 11am.
Immediately after the service at the War Memorial, attendees are warmly invited to return to Hailsham Parish Church for hot drinks as in previous years.
“This Remembrance Service is an opportunity for us to remember the sacrifices made both in the past and in current conflicts, and a time to contemplate on those qualities that may assist us in some of the challenges we face today,” said Town Mayor Councillor Paul 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 supporting The Royal British Legion Hailsham & District Branch again in terms of 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.”
Cllr Holbrook added: “I’m looking forward to seeing Hailsham come together on Remembrance Sunday to pay tribute to the service and sacrifice for our freedom. From these commemorative events, we aim to ensure that our armed forces community is well represented.”
For further information on forthcoming Remembrance Day Services, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01323 841702.
Terry Hall, Communications & Public Information Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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