Children's Remembrance Service
Remembrance Day, also known as Armistice Day, marks the day World War One ended in 1918. On the 11th day of the 11th month at 11am, a two-minute silence is held as a tribute to those who lost their lives fighting for their country. So the Children's Remembrance Service is held on the first Friday after the 11th along with the Remembrance Service held two days later on the first Sunday after the 11th November. The anniversary is used to remember those who have died not just in World War One, but also World War Two, the Gulf and Falklands Wars, as well as recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Remembrance Sunday is also recognised each year, which falls on the second Sunday in November and ceremonies are held throughout the country at churches, cenotaphs and war memorials. The Town Council's Remembrance Parade starts on Ladies Mile and proceeds to the War Memorial in Rock Park, taking in the Salute on the Dais and then a church service at St Peter's Church in the centre of town.
Children’s Remembrance Service