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Remembrance services

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In the United Kingdom, Remembrance Sunday is the second Sunday of November, the Sunday nearest to 11th November. (The 11th of November is Remembrance Day).

Remembrance Sunday is the anniversary of the end of the hostilities of the First World War at 11:00am on 11th November in 1918.

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Remembrance service events in Adur

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The towns and villages in Adur will be remembering the tragic loss of life following two World Wars and other conflicts on Remembrance Sunday when Civic Heads and Councillors from Adur District Council will be present at the events below to lay wreaths and support the Remembrance Sunday commemoration.

Royal British Legion Shoreham Branch:
Sunday, 13th November 2016

  • 9:30am - Assemble at the Community Centre, Pond Road.
  • 9:45am - March off via Western Road and Brunswick Road to the Church of St. Mary de Haura.
  • 10:00am - Remembrance Service led by Reverend Ann Waizeneker.
  • 11:00am - Wreath Laying Ceremony (including Last Post, two minutes silence and Reveille) at the War Memorial.

Royal British Legion Southwick Branch:
Sunday, 13th November 2016

  • 10:30am - Parade leaves Southwick Square car park.
  • 11:00am - Service at War Memorial on Southwick Green.

Royal British Legion Lancing Branch:
Sunday, 13th November 2016

  • 2:45pm - Wreath laying at War Memorial, South Street, Lancing.
  • 3:00pm - Service at St. Michael and All Angels Church followed by a parade past civic dignitaries to take salute.

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Remembrance service events in Worthing

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Worthing will be remembering the tragic loss of life following two World Wars and other conflicts at three events:

Monday, 7th November 2016, 11:00am

Opening of the Field of Remembrance at the Worthing War Memorial, outside Worthing Town Hall in Chapel Road.

Armistice Day, Friday, 11th November 2016, 11:00am

Two minutes silence at the Worthing War Memorial, outside Worthing Town Hall in Chapel Road.

Remembrance Sunday, 13th November 2016, 11:00am

The annual Remembrance Service and March Past will take place at the Worthing War Memorial, outside Worthing Town Hall in Chapel Road.

The two minutes silence will start on the first stroke of the Town Hall clock at 11:00am after which the Mayor's Chaplain will conduct the service.

The Worthing Borough Mayor and others will lay wreaths for the fallen and take the salute at the March Past in front of the Town Hall at approximately 11:30am after the Service.

Councillor Sean McDonald, Mayor of Worthing, said:

"I am extremely proud and humbled to represent my town especially in this important WW1 centennial year. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the many local organisations from Worthing and further afield who continue to support our annual Remembrance Service and Parade."

Information about the Remembrance Service:

Photos from the 2016 Armistice Day Remembrance service

View of war memorial at the 2016 Armistice Day Remembrance service

2016 Armistice Day - view of war memorial

Cllr Sean McDonald, Mayor of Worthing at the 2016 Armistice Day Remembrance service

2016 Armistice Day - Cllr Sean McDonald, Mayor of Worthing

Cllr Tom Wye at the 2016 Armistice Day Remembrance service

2016 Armistice Day - Cllr Tom Wye

Group photo on steps of Worthing Town Hall (soldiers of the 12th Regiment of the Royal Artillery, Mayor of Worthing and other dignitaries) at the 2016 Armistice Day Remembrance service

2016 Armistice Day - Group photo on steps of Worthing Town Hall (soldiers, Mayor of Worthing and other dignitaries)

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A response to 'In Flanders Field' (by John McCrae) by pupils of Downsbrook Primary School

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Year 6 pupils at Downsbrook Primary School in Broadwater, in Worthing, have been finding out more about war and conflict in their topic lessons.

As part of this they read and analysed John McCrae's 'In Flanders Field' and have composed their own responses, which were on display in Worthing Town Hall until Friday 18th November 2016. Their work can be viewed below:

If you have any enquiries about this please contact the school directly:

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External websites

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