Adur and Worthing to pay tribute to those who gave their lives

Released: Wednesday, 03 November 2021

Adur and Worthing will pay tribute to those who gave their lives in two World Wars with a series of events across the region this month.

The series of events started on Monday (1st November 2021) when civic leaders joined veterans and members of the Royal British Legion in opening the Garden of Remembrance outside Worthing Town Hall.

With Covid restrictions largely lifted, residents are being invited to attend a series of events in their communities to remember those lost in conflicts past and present.

Civic leaders from both Adur and Worthing will join military representatives in holding commemorative events on Armistice Day, Thursday, 11th November 2021 at 11am (the anniversary of the end of hostilities of the First World War) and on Remembrance Sunday 14th November.

Cllr Lionel Harman, the Mayor of Worthing, said:

“It is so important we all take time to remember the sacrifice that so many gave. We owe them a huge debt of gratitude.

“Last year we had to hold reduced capacity events to remember our brave armed forces personnel due to the Covid pandemic, but with restrictions lifted I hope to see everyone in our wonderful town pay tribute at one of our many events.”

Cllr Stephen Chipp, Chairman of Adur District Council, added:

“It is an honour to remember those who bravely fought for our freedom and thank our armed forces who are currently serving our country around the world to keep us safe.

“Fortunately, this year we can show our backing to those brave people with a return to traditional services and parades.”

Following on from the Opening of the Field of Remembrance, Worthing will pay further tribute outside the Town Hall with a traditional two-minute silence on Armistice Day at 11am while an annual Remembrance Service with laying of wreaths and March Past will take place on Remembrance Sunday commencing at 11am.

Towns and villages in Adur will also remember those who gave their lives with a host of events at Lancing, Shoreham, Sompting and Southwick

Members of the public can also support the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal by buying a poppy from one of the many sellers or shops in the region, making a donation or fundraising.

Photo: Field of Remembrance Service outside Worthing Town Hall (2021)

PR21-159 - Field of Remembrance Service outside Worthing Town Hall (2021)

Photo: Remembrance Sunday service in Lancing (2019)

PR21-159 - Remembrance Sunday service in Lancing (2019)

Photo: Poppy wreath

PR21-159 - Poppy wreath

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