Residents invited to public Remembrance events
As the start of Remembrance approaches, Great Yarmouth Borough Council invites residents to commemorate the fallen and support the armed forces community in person at several public events in the upcoming weeks.
Remembrance Day, also known as Poppy Day owing to the tradition of wearing a remembrance poppy, is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth member states since the end of the First World War to honour armed forces members who have died in the line of duty.
Poppy Appeal launch - October 26, 11 am
The Royal British Legion, which has supported the Armed Forces community since 1921, distribute their paper poppies every year in November to raise vital funds. The British Legion and poppy sellers will be at the covered Market Place from Wednesday, 26 October, at 11 am.
Entertainment will be provided by a live band who will be playing some 1940s style music.
Remembrance Day - November 13, 10.50 pm
The borough's Remembrance Sunday service will take place at the War Memorial at St George's Park, on Sunday, November 13. The Parade Marshals and Youth Organisations will march to St George's Park at 10.35 am. Residents are invited to gather at 10.50 am with a two-minute silence at 11 am.
Rev Pauline Simpson who is Chaplain and secretary/Welfare Officer for the Far East Prisoner of War (FEPOW) will be holding a service at 12.30 pm. The event will take place at the Far East Prisoner of War (FEPOW) Memorial on the Marine Parade. Attendees are asked to arrive at 12.20 pm for a 12.30 pm.
The Mayor of Great Yarmouth, Cllr Graham Plant, will lay a wreath on behalf of the borough. He said: "Residents are invited to commemorate these events and join us in remembering those who have fallen in battle and pay their respects."