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Bromsgrove residents to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice
7:30am Monday 4th November 2013 in Local
BROMSGROVE residents will be remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice in two world wars and conflicts since this week.
On Remembrance Sunday, November 10, Bromsgrove’s traditional parade, made up of representatives from various organisations, assembles outside Argos in High Street at 9.55am, ready to move off at 10.10am.
The parade will then proceed along High Street, giving an eyes left to the Oddfellows’ memorial. The parade will walk into Church Street, crossing Market Street, then on to Crown Close and up to St John’s Church.
A remembrance service will then be held at the church.
Wreaths have been ordered for those organisations which usually have them and these can be collected in the porch of the church.
After the Last Post, Exhortation and Reveille, wreaths will then be taken to a steward who will place it on a hook provided.
It will be the first time the town’s new war memorial will be used on a Remembrance Sunday.
The procession will be marching down to the new memorial and the Burma Star Memorial, with the parade splitting to form a line between both.
Wreaths from Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid, Bromsgrove District Council, Bromsgrove Royal British Legion and Bromsgrove Royal British Legion’s Women's Section will be laid at both memorials.
The Burma Star Association and The Far East Prisoners of War will lay their wreaths on the Burma Star Memorial.
All other organisations can chose where they lay their wreaths.
All those taking part in Remembrance Sunday are invited to the Bewell Head Social Club afterwards, where light refreshments will be provided.
On Armistices Day, this Monday, November 11, townsfolk will also be stopping to observe the two minutes' silence at the Oddfellows' memorial, near the Housman statue in High Street, at 11am.
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