The Town Mayor took part in tributes at this year’s Service of Remembrance which was held at the Hailsham War Memorial on Sunday [11 November], for those who have given their lives in the armed forces and civilians who have paid the supreme sacrifice.
Mayor Councillor Nigel Coltman joined 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.
The Service was led by the Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, Mr Peter Field.
Prior to the Service, there was a Parade of the Hailsham & District Standard, followed by Armed Forces veterans and local dignitaries together with Hailsham army and air cadets from outside the Charles Hunt Centre proceeding towards the war memorial in Vicarage Field.
Grateful to everyone who took time out to attend and remember the fallen, Councillor Coltman said: “The Remembrance Service was 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 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 to be able to support The Royal British Legion in marking Remembrance Day.”
For further information on the Royal British Legion, visit www.britishlegion.org.uk.
Terry Hall, Communications & Public Information Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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