Mayor leads Re­mem­brance tributes across the bor­ough

Pol­ish com­mu­nity also pay their re­spects at war me­mo­rial

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Goolis­tan Cooper goolis­tan.cooper@trin­i­tymir­

RE­MEM­BRANCE Sun­day ser­vices have been held to hon­our the men and women who fought in the First and Sec­ond World Wars and later con­flicts.

The Mayor of Hillind­gon, Cllr Ge­orge Cooper, at­tended ser­vices at Uxbridge and Hare­field, while a poignant si­lence was also held at the Pol­ish War Me­mo­rial.

Cllr Cooper took part in the Civic All Age Pa­rade at St Mar­garet’s Church, in Wind­sor Street, which was fol­lowed by the act of re­mem­brance, in­clud­ing wreath lay­ing at Uxbridge Peace Me­mo­rial, be­fore

The Uxbridge Gazette Se­ries at­tend­ing the Me­mo­rial on the Green in Hare­field.

Chil­dren from Bourne Pri­mary School, in South Ruis­lip, sang at the Pol­ish War Me­mo­rial. The award­win­ning school choir at­tend each year and head teacher Geral­dine Map­p­ley was also there. She said: “The ser­vice was lovely. Ob­vi­ously there is a very large Pol­ish com­mu­nity in the area and a large num­ber of Pol­ish par­ents that go along to it.

“It’s won­der­ful to be able to take part in this ser­vice of re­mem­brance for both coun­tries.”

The school’s mu­sic co­or­di­na­tor Marek Mary­niak is him­self from Poland, and led the Pol­ish com­mu­nity with the singing of their na­tional an­them.

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