Remembrance Sunday in Chiswick
Wreath-laying at the War Memorial and Church Services
The leader of Hounslow Council, cllr Steve Curran will attend the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Chiswick War Memorial, Turnham Green on Sunday, November 9th at 10:30 am.
This will be followed by a service of Remembrance at Christ Church Turnham Green.
There will be Choral Requiem Mass and Procession to the War Memorial at
St Michael & All Angels Church in Bedford Park at 9.45am.
Other local Remembrance services include 10am at St. Paul's Church in Grove Park and 10am at St. Michael's Church, Elmwood Road, which will also be the last chance to see the exhibition about the 33 men connected to the Church who died during the Great War.
The Chairman of the Royal British Legion in Chiswick, Mr. Jim Adams, said they were very glad to see so many young people involved in the parade and their uniformed organisations were playing a great part in passing on awareness of the great sacrifices of the past.
He says; “We earnestly hope and pray, as they join us, that they are never called upon to do what those we honour did. It is my first parade as chairman, and I hope the first of many. We thank Chiswick people for their amazing generosity to the Poppy Appeal. Remember that there is always a need for more collectors. Why not join us next year?.”
Cllr Paul Lynch has written to the Irish Ambassador, Dan Mulhall (in his capacity as vice-chairman of the London Irish Councillors Network ) to say his members were proud to hear that the Ambassador was to lay a wreath this year at the Cenotaph in company with the Queen.
Cllr Lynch said laying the wreath was "another step along the path of putting the past behind us."
"It is always worth stressing the contribution that we Irish have made to the UK in peace and war, and inclusion in the ceremony is underlining at the highest level the great sacrifices that were made by so many Irish families."
November 6, 2014