Remembering the fallen

Remembering the fallen

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Members of the public are invited to join Tewkesbury borough councillors and staff from the Public Services Centre in commemorating Remembrance Day.

The ceremony will take place at 10.55am on Friday, 9 November, at the flag pole outside the entrance to the Public Services Centre on Gloucester Road.

A welcoming introduction by the borough Mayor will be followed with a traditional rendition of The Last Post. There will then be two minutes silence, beginning at 11am, giving local residents, visitors and staff the opportunity to join with others around the world, and pay their personal respects to the efforts and sacrifices made by those in the two world wars and in other conflicts since 1945.

The end of the silence will be marked by raising the national flag and a playing of Reveille.

Tewkesbury Borough Mayor, Councillor Ruth Hatton, said: "Remembrance Day is such an important and significant day which gives us all the chance to pause and remember the bravery and sacrifice of those who lost their lives during both of the World Wars and subsequent conflicts.

"Anyone wanting to pay their respects is welcome to come along and join us for this short, yet poignant ceremony."

Following a prayer by Reverend Wendy Ruffle, the mayor will conclude the service with a few memorable words.