Respect for remembrance

06/11/2012  
This weekend is an important time for remembrance as we remember those who have given their lives in times of conflict.
 
Lord Mayor of Norwich, Councillor Ralph Gayton will attend a service of remembrance on Sunday 11 November 2012 to honour those who have died in battle and also marking Armistice Day.
 
"This is a time for all to take a moment and remember those who have given their lives or lost family and friends,” said the Lord Mayor.
 
“People across all ages have great respect for our armed forces and Sunday provides a moment for us all to take time and acknowledge the great sacrifices made during times of war. Let us hope too, that we learn lessons from the past to enjoy peace in the future,” added the Lord Mayor.
 
The Lord Lieutenant will lay the first wreath at the service of remembrance on Norwich’s war memorial lead by Reverend Canon Peter Nokes from St Peter Mancroft church on Sunday 11 November from 10.35am.
 
After the service, a parade of ex-servicemen, members of the Royal British Legion, voluntary organisations, RAF Marham, army, navy and air force cadets led by the Norwich Citadel Band, will leave Gaol Hill at around 11.05am. They will march along London Street, Opie Street, Castle Meadow, Agricultural Hall Plain and Upper King Street to the Cathedral for a salute to be taken in the Cathedral Upper Close, followed by a service in Norwich Cathedral at 11.40am.
 
Many are expected to attend this moving annual remembrance event outside city hall. The public are welcome - viewing areas will be available
 
In the event of wet weather, a wreath laying service will be held in St Peter Mancroft church and attended by members of the parade and civic dignitaries. Public seating inside the church will be limited for this service, but everyone is welcome to attend the 11.40am service in Norwich Cathedral.
 
Royal British Legion Poppy Shop
This year, the Royal British Legion poppy shop is in Castle Mall (opposite the NCFC shop) until Saturday 10 November, where people can buy wreaths, crosses and poppies.
 
The shop is open from 10am to 4pm every day, and staffed by volunteer members of the Royal British Legion.  The money raised through the Poppy Appeal goes towards helping men and women in need, relieving hardship, and assisting serving men and women returning to civilian life. The appeal helps nearly 15 million people annually. If you would like to volunteer to assist with street collections, please call Ernie Green on 01508 538720 or 07881 910979.
 

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