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    News release: 06 November 2019

    Everyone is welcome to join a Remembrance Sunday service and parade in St Albans to honour Britain’s servicemen and women.

    Remembrance Sunday 2018
    St Albans Mayor, Councillor Janet Smith, will be among those paying their respects to members of the Armed Forces who lost their lives in two World Wars and other conflicts. 

    A parade will begin just after 10.30am on Sunday 10 November from opposite the former BHS store.

    Representatives from Air, Sea and Army Cadets, the Guiding and Scout movements, the Police, Ambulance and Fire services will be included.

    They will walk to the War Memorial near St Peter’s Church for a service led by Reverend Canon Mark Dearnley which will begin at 10.50am.

    Among those who are likely to attend are Honorary Aldermen, District, County, Town and Parish Councillors and leaders of the main faiths.

    The Mayor will be dressed in her official robes and accompanied by her Macebearer and will lay a wreath along with the Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, Robert Voss.

    On Monday 11 November at 11:00 am she will return to the War Memorial to mark the two minutes’ silence.

    The Mayor said: “These acts of Remembrance are so important. Remembering those who gave their lives for freedom inspires us to value one another.

    “I am sure many members of our community will want to join us as we remember those who lost their life or were seriously injured while serving with the Armed Forces. 

    “Together, we will pay our respects to the fallen and injured while also thinking of those who are currently serving around the world.”

    Picture: scene from last year’s Remembrance Sunday, marking the centenary of the First Wold War armistice.

    Contact for the Mayor’s office: 
    Alison Orde, the Mayor’s Civic Officer; 01727 819544;

    Media contact: 
    John McJannet, Principal Communications Officer, St Albans City and District Council: 01727-819533;