On Armed Forces Day
Members of the public are invited to join Hounslow’s Mayor, when she leads a ceremony to commemorate Armed Forces Day on Monday 23 June at the Civic Centre, Lampton Road.
Starting at 10.45am the ceremony will feature Welsh Guards who will provide a detachment and bugler, veterans, Chelsea Pensioners, local school children and the placing of a 100 crosses with poppies on them by the Armed Forces Memorial Tree on the mound in front of the Civic Centre.
Mayor of Hounslow, Councillor Corinna Smart, said: 'In this centenary year commemorating the start of World War One, this year’s Armed Forces Day is especially poignant.
'Hounslow is proud to honour our armed forces and we will always remember the ultimate sacrifice of over a million British and Commonwealth servicemen and women who died in wars and conflicts since World War One.'
The ceremony marks the start of several events in the borough commemorating the start of World War One on 4 August 1914.
The unveiling of a new war memorial in Hounslow High Street will take place on Saturday 2 August.
June 20, 2014