Remembrance Sunday

In Remembrance
In Remembrance

The 8th November saw Remembrance Sunday being marked as usual by representatives of the British Legion, veterans, cadets, scouts, the Red Cross, the police and fire service along with the Deputy Mayor, George Howarth MP, members of St. Chads and the general public. The Rev Dr Tim Stratford led the service, with a Bible reading by the Right Hon. George Howarth from the Book of Revelation. 2 minutes of silence was observed to mark the fallen of all wars, followed by wreaths being laid by civic, church and uniformed representatives, and others. The parade then marched to St. Chads to lay a wreath on the war memorial in the churchyard. This is always a powerful occasion, that stirs many memories for those attending, and serves as a stark reminder to us all that war is never cheap.

The Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service is an event that is growing in importance in Kirkby.  As members of the British Forces continue to loose their lives in active service overseas the pain of war is felt more deeply throughout the community.

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