Please sup­port re­mem­brance events to salute fallen heroes from all con­flicts

Accrington Observer - - YOUR VIEWS -

NOVEM­BER is a month when our thoughts turn to re­mem­brance of all those from our towns who have fought and fell in the two world wars and all the con­flicts since.

Satur­day is Armistice Day, when at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, we will join the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion, to pause for two min­utes and re­flect on the sac­ri­fices of our ser­vice men and women from con­flicts past and present at the Ceno­taph at Oakhill Park. Please join us if you can.

Re­mem­brance Sun­day, on Novem­ber 12, is also a day tra­di­tion­ally set aside to re­mem­ber all those who gave their lives for the peace and free­dom we en­joy to­day.

Peo­ple in Hyn­d­burn and across the coun­try will pause to re­flect on the sac­ri­fices made by our brave ser­vice men and women and pay trib­ute to all those from our own town­ships who have made the ul­ti­mate sacri­fice.

The Coun­cil is pleased to sup­port the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion and in­vite lo­cal peo­ple to the up­com­ing Re­mem­brance Sun­day events tak­ing place right across the Bor­ough on Novem­ber 12.

Please sup­port your lo­cal event, which will be marked with ser­vices and pa­rades in each town­ship in Hyn­d­burn.

Please be aware that there is likely to be some de­lays in traf­fic flow dur­ing the pa­rades.

Mo­torists are asked in par­tic­u­lar to avoid Union Road, Oswaldtwistle be­tween 2pm and 3.15pm, where a sec­tion of the road will be fully closed around the War Me­mo­rial dur­ing the ser­vice.

Please sup­port your lo­cal event if you can to salute our fallen heroes from the First and Sec­ond World Wars and all the con­flicts since. We will re­mem­ber them.

Hyn­d­burn Coun­cil leader Miles Parkin­son

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