Watford Remembrance Sunday 2017

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Watford's annual Remembrance Sunday ceremony from 3pm at the Town Hall Peace Memorial.

 

Mayor and Chairman to lead Remembrance Sunday service 2017Watford's Elected Mayor Baroness Dorothy Thornhill and Vice Chairman Councillor Rabi Martins leads the annual Remembrance Sunday ceremony from 3pm at the Town Hall Peace Memorial.

 

The families of Watford soldiers Corporal Chris Harrison and Captain Thomas Sawyer, both 26, who gave their lives in separate incidents during the Afghanistan war, were in attendance.

 

Watford's Elected Mayor Baroness Dorothy Thornhill and Vice Chairman Councillor Rabi MartinsWatford's Mayor Baroness Dorothy Thornhill and Vice Chairman Councillor Rabi Martins

 

Deputy Mayor of Watford, Cllr Peter Taylor, councillors, and Watford MP Richard Harrington, payed their respects at the ceremony.

 

Ex-servicemen’s and women’s organisations, led by the Royal British Legion, layed wreaths, as will the police, fire and rescue service, ambulance service, scouts, army cadets and many others.Ex-servicemen’s and women’s organisations, led by the Royal British Legion, layed wreaths, as will the police, fire and rescue service, ambulance service, scouts, army cadets and many others.

 

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Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday commemorate all military lives lost in two world wars and also wartime sacrifices since 1945, for which Watford has an additional memorial stone.

 

A separate ‘two minutes’ silence’ ceremony will take place from 10.45am on Saturday 11 November at the war memorial in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford.

 

The silence began from the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, marking the end of the Great War at 11am on 11 November, 1918.

 

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