Remembrance Service will Honour Fallen Heroes

The Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Beverley Baker, will be attending two Remembrance events taking place in the town.

A Remembrance Sunday service will be held at St Chad's Church on November 9 at 9.45am.

A civic procession will leave the castle at 9am following the route of Castle Gates, Castle Street, Pride Hill, Mardol Head and St John's Hill to St. Chad's Church.  The Mayor, and other civic dignitaries, will walk along with units of HM Forces and Service organisations to music from The Band of the RAF College.

There will also be a wreath-laying ceremony at the War Memorial in the Quarry at 11am.  Buglers will sound Last Post, which will be followed by two minutes silence.

A March past and salute will follow immediately after the wreath laying ceremony on St. Chad's Terrace.  Music accompanying the march past will be performed by The Band of the RAF College.

The Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Beverley Baker, will also be present for a two minutes silence on the stroke of the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month.

The Mayor will also join British Legion representatives in the Square at 10.45am on November 11. A maroon will sound loudly at precisely 11am to mark the two minutes silence.

Councillor Baker would like to encourage members of the public to join her in marking the day the guns fell silent in 1918 and to express their gratitude to all those who gave their lives in two World Wars and the conflicts which have followed.

She said: “It is important to keep remembering all those who have given their lives to ensure our futures.  Services are held across the town and the county in commemoration and, in attending, we show our respect.”

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