Bucks will re­mem­ber – ser­vices and pa­rades

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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