Photo / Broadcast Opportunity – Remembrance Sunday wreath laying and parade
WHO: The Mayor of Weymouth, Cllr Kate Wheller will be joined by her Chaplain, Rev’d Betty Port, veterans, councillors, and members of the Armed Forces for a service of remembrance.
WHAT: At 11am, members of the Nothe Fort Garrison will fire the first cannon from the beach, signalling the start of the two-minute silence, followed by a second at 11.02am to mark the end. There will be a wreath laying service at the Cenotaph followed by a parade along the Esplanade to the US Memorial Service where a short wreath laying ceremony will also take place. Remembrance Sunday is a national opportunity to remember the service and sacrifice of all those that have defended our freedoms and protected our way of life.
WHEN: Sunday 12th November, from 10.55am.
Mayor of Weymouth, Cllr Kate Wheller said, “I am honoured to lay a wreath on behalf of the Town Council and the people of Weymouth at the service of Remembrance on Sunday 12th November. This is a time to offer tribute to those who courageously fought and laid down their lives. Their sacrifices must never be forgotten. With Weymouth’s proud history with the Military and the Naval Services this is always a particularly poignant occasion.”
Weymouth Town Council is inviting media outlets to cover the ceremony which always attracts a large crowd of spectators, as well as hundreds of personnel from the Armed Forces who come to the town for this poignant service.
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