THE Melksham community will pay their respects to the armed forces, remembering their service and sacrifice during Remembrance weekend on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th November.
On the Saturday, there will be a two-minute silence at the War Memorial and on the Sunday, a service of remembrance at St. Michael and All Angels’ Church, the annual parade from King Street Car Park and a wreath laying ceremony.
“At Remembrance, we remember and commemorate all of those who fought and died or were injured in their line of duty to serve our country and keep peace,” said mayor, cllr Simon Crundell.
“Peace, that most precious and hard-fought of states of mankind is particularly poignant. The price of war is devastating and it is important that we continue to come together to pay reverence to those who sacrificed their life so that we may live in freedom and in peace.”
Remembrance weekend schedule
On Armistice Day, Saturday 11th November, The Royal British Legion will be holding a two-minute silence at the War Memorial in Canon Square at 11am.
On Remembrance Sunday, 12th November there will be the Annual Service of Remembrance at St.Michael and All Angels’ Church at 10am to 10.45pm. The parade will start at King Street Car park at approximately 10.45pm proceeding to the War Memorial in Canon Square, where there will be a two-minute silence and wreath laying ceremony.
All ex-service men and women and serving members of HM Forces are welcome to take part in the parade; please report to the parade commander at 10am, at King Street Car Park.
After the parade, light refreshments will be available for parade members in the Assembly Hall from 11.40am.