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Residents are invited to join the Remembrance Day service

Aerial image of people taking part in a service at the war memorial

Farnham Town Council is inviting residents to line the parade route for the town’s annual Remembrance Day commemoration on Sunday 13 November. 

The parade will assemble in Castle Street at around 10.30am and will march along The Borough and South Street before entering Gostrey Meadow. The parade will be led by the Deputy Lieutenant Brigadier Roger Hood QVRM TD DL, the Mayor of Waverley Councillor John Ward and the Mayor of Farnham Councillor Alan Earwaker. It will also include members of the Farnham Branch of the Royal British Legion, the uniformed services and local representatives. 

Speaking about this year’s Remembrance Sunday, the Mayor says: “Current world events are a shocking reminder of the terrible consequences of conflict, the unthinkable sacrifices made by the armed forces and the immeasurable value of peace. On Remembrance Day, we will be remembering all those who have lost their lives in past conflicts and during peacetime. Please join me in showing our soldiers, sailors and airmen and women how much we appreciate their contribution to protecting our way of life.”   

Wreaths will be laid after the 2 minutes silence at 11am. This will be followed by hymns, prayers, and the National Anthem. 

After the service, which Farnham Town Council organises jointly with the Royal British Legion, representatives of the armed forces, other uniformed services and young people’s organisations will take part in a march past where the salute will be taken.

Temporary road closures will be in place from 10am to 12 noon. The roads affected include Union Road, South Street, Castle Street, The Borough and Victoria Road. 

Services will also take place at the war memorials in Badshot Lea, the Bourne, Hale, Rowledge, Weybourne and Wrecclesham.

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