City ready to remember the fallen

Wednesday 07 November 2012 Updated: 07/11 17:33

THOUSANDS of people in Worcester will fall silent on Sunday (November 11) to remember men and women killed in conflict.

Remembrance Sunday services are being planned across Worcester including the city's main commemorations which will take place in Worcester Cathedral at 10am.

The 40-minute service will be followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the Cathedral's war memorial that will culminate in a two-minute silence at 11am.

The Deputy Lord Lieutenant Angela Brinton and the Mayor of Worcester Roger Berry will then take the salute outside the Guildhall as veterans and other uniformed organisations march past.

This year Remembrance Sunday coincides with Armistice Day which commemorates the agreement signed between the Allies and Germany at Compiègne, France, at 11am on November 11, 1918 to mark the end of the First World War.

It is hoped large crowds will gather for the wreath-laying ceremony which will also be attended by Worcester MP Robin Walker.

Mayor of Worcester Councillor Roger Berry said: “I hope people across Worcester will make the time on this important day to remember the many people who lost their lives to protect the freedoms we enjoy today.”

Other organisations involved in the Remembrance Sunday commemorations include serving officers, the Territorial Army, Navy, Army and Air Force Cadets, St John’s Ambulance, and City Scouts and Guides.

The Salvation Army band will accompany the hymns and the Worcester Male Voice Choir will lead the singing.

Road closures in the city centre will be in place to accommodate the parade and the ceremony.

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