Chance to remember the fallen at Civic Remembrance event

Wreaths will be laid at the steps of Peterborough's War Memorial this weekend as part of a service of remembrance taking place to honour those who lost their lives for their country.

The city’s civic Armistice and Remembrance event takes place on Sunday November 11, with this year’s occasion especially poignant as it marks 100 years since the signing of the Armistice that led to the end the First World War.

Peterborough City Council in conjunction with the Peterborough Branch of the Royal British Legion and Peterborough Cathedral will be commemorating the occasion at the War Memorial outside the Town Hall followed by a service of remembrance in Peterborough Cathedral.

The time table for the event is as follows:

10.45am: The Military Parade, Veterans and Standard Bearers will form up at the War Memorial outside of the Town Hall in Bridge Street.

10.57am: Following the arrival of the Civic Party, a short service will commence, followed by the Exhortation read by the President of the Peterborough Branch of the Royal British Legion and the playing of the Last Post.

11am: Two minute silence

11.02am: Reveille will be sounded, followed by Kohmina recited by a representative of the Burma Star Association. Civic Dignitaries will then lay wreaths at the War Memorial before proceeding to the Cathedral for the service.

The Military Parade will then march along Bridge Street, around Cathedral Square and onto the Cathedral.

11.45am: Service in the Cathedral commences.

12.30pm: Following the end of the service, the civic party will leave the Cathedral and return to the Town Hall for the unveiling of a poppy wreath above the front door.

There will then be a march pass of the military parade with the Vice Lord Lieutenant, Mayor and President of the Peterborough Branch – Royal British Legion taking the salute.

A large screen placed in Cathedral Square will display the Armistice 100 Two Minute Silence and Wreath Laying Ceremony. This will also be relayed live to the Peterborough City Council Facebook page.

The Mayor of Peterborough Councillor Chris Ash said: "Remembrance Sunday is an important annual event for us all to pay our respects to those who lost their lives serving for our country. I hope the people of Peterborough will join us in marking the dedication of our armed forces in the past, present and future.

"I would also urge people to support the annual Poppy Appeal. Wearing a poppy not only remembers lost lives, but also assists the servicemen and women of today."

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