Bucks will remember – services and parades
THE heads of South Bucks and Chiltern District councils have paid tribute to those who have served and fallen in the service of their country as the county prepares to mark Remembrance Sunday.
Services and parades will be held in towns and villages on Saturday November 11 and Sunday November 12 as veterans, local dignitaries and members of the community gather to lay wreaths and mark the two minute’s silence at 11am.
Chiltern District council chairman Cllr Nigel Shepherd has used to occasion to ask residents to remember those who have fallen and to use it as a chance to learn from conflicts of the past.
In a statement he said: “Remembrance is not just about those who fought in the two World Wars of the last century, but also about those involved in the many conflicts world- wide since 1945, and those still fighting today. It is about learning from the past and resolving to make the world a better place to live in the future.
“We all have a part to play; local authorities, communities and individuals can all help do their bit by raising money, providing practical and emotional support - sometimes simple acknowledgement of what these brave men and women have on our behalf can make all the difference.”
A statement from Bucks district council added: “The Royal British Legion does a wonderful job in reminding us all of the sacrifice generations have made for us, so we can live in peace and freedom.
“It spearheads the support given to veterans of modern-day conflict - the families of those who never return and those who live with the physical and mental scars of war.”
In Gerrards Cross a service of Remembrance will commence at 10.40am at the war memorial at Gerrards Cross Memorial Centre on November 12.
In the event of bad weather on the day, the service will be held in Colston Hall instead.
In Beaconsfield an act of remembrance will take place at the war memorial in the Old Town at 10.45am and wreaths will be laid.
It will be followed by a Remembrance service in St Mary’s Church. Everyone is welcome to join.
In Chesham the Royal British Legion are organising a parade that will march from White Hill, down the High Street to the war memorial in The Broadway for a short service and wreath laying ceremony from 10am until 10.30am on November 12.
In Amersham the Remembrance service will start at 10.45am in Old Amersham’s memorial gardens followed by a civic service at St Mary’s Church.
There will also be services at both Holy Trinity in Penn and St Margaret’s in Tylers Green on the morning of November 12 and there will be a two minute’s silence at the Back Common at 11am.
There will also be a Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance at St Margaret’s at 3pm.
In Chesham Bois The war memorial on North Road will play host to a remembrance service from 11.45am.