Borough Remembers the Fallen on Sunday

Church services and wreath-laying ceremonies

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Borough Remembers the Fallen on Sunday

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The men and women who gave their lives fighting in the two world wars and other conflicts around the world are to be remembered across the borough on Sunday November 8.

Giant poppies adorn the town centre in Hounslow as the borough comes together to mark this year's Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday.

Image: L-R, Rob Gillespie, Service Director, Hounslow Highways, Peter Casey, Hounslow RBL, Cllr Richard Foote, Cabinet Member for Community Protection

Chiswick: There will be a wreath-laying ceremony at Chiswick War Memorial at 10.30am, Remembrance Sunday, followed by a remembrance service at Christ Church, in Turnham Green. Chiswick Riverside Ward Councillor Paul Lynch is attending.

Prior to that on Sunday at at 9.45am at St Michael & All Angels, it’s a Choral Requiem Mass and Procession to the War Memorial.

Music: Durufle Requiem. Preacher: Fr Kevin Morris, Vicar.

The ceremony at the war memorial will be attended by the Royal British Legion who will proceed from their centre in Bourne Place, accompanied by Cllr Paul Lynch, and former MP Mary Macleod.

Hounslow Council donated a sum of money to the Legion's Poppy Appeal to have the display in Hounslow in the run up to both commemorations.

On the eve of Remembrance Sunday, international soprano Sarah Gabriel will join Hounslow Youth Orchestra, Hounslow Youth Brass and Hounslow Youth Choir for a remembrance concert at Holy Trinity Church in High Street, Hounslow.

The concert, which starts at 7.30pm, will feature numbers from the musical The Sound of Music, music from Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus and from the film The Dam Busters.

Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council, said: “Remembrance Sunday is a chance for Hounslow’s Second World War veterans to remember friends who lost their lives in the conflict but it’s also a chance for all of us to think about the sacrifices made by so many people and focus on the horror of war so that it’s never forgotten and never repeated.

“I hope as many people as possible will join us for the borough’s remembrance services and proudly wear the British Legion’s poppy.”

Armistice Day commemorates the eleventh hour of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month of 1918 when peace terms were signed ending the Great War.

There will be an Armistice Day event on the Civic Centre in Lampton Road to which everyone is invited to attend.



November 4, 2015

November 4, 2015