A weekend to 'Remember' in Stafford


Memorial plaque for Stafford men in the Great War

Services to commemorate the anniversary of the end of hostilities in the first World War will take place in Stafford across the weekend.

A two-minute silence will be held in the Market Square in Stafford on Saturday (11 November) with prayers and Last Post sounded as part of the short ceremony attended by the Mayor of Stafford Borough - Councillor Andy Cooper.

The event will get underway at around 10.50am.

And the following day a service and parade with members of the armed forces will take place through Stafford town centre as part of the town’s traditional Remembrance commemorations. It is an opportunity to remember the service and sacrifice of all those that have defended our freedoms and protected our way of life.

Remembrance Sunday (12 November) will begin with a short open-air service from 10.50am followed by wreath laying at the Borough War Memorial in the town’s Victoria Square. Wreaths will then be laid at the County War Memorial before the parade by local servicemen and women.

The march will pass through the Market Square where a salute will be taken by the Mayor, civic dignitaries, and members of the armed forces.

Stafford Borough Council say they expect service personnel from the town’s 22 and 16 Signal Regiment, and Tactical Supply Wing of the RAF, as well as representatives from The Royal British Legion, Staffordshire ACF Corps of Drums, and local cadets, to be part of the parade through the town centre.

More information and timings for Sunday can be found from the borough council’s online calendar www.staffordbc.gov.uk/events

Press Release No 6084


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