Horsham Services to Mark Armistice Day 2015

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Every year across the United Kingdom we wear poppies to remember the brave men and women who lost their lives during the first and second world wars. Typically since the 50th anniversary of WW2, events occur for both Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day, with towns and villages hosting local events in addition to the televised coverage.

If you’re staying in Horsham this year and want to mark the events in person, here’s everything you need to know.

Remembrance Sunday, 8th November

Watch the parade through town and join in the services hosted by the Vicar of Holy Trinity Horsham. The parade stops by the War Memorial in the Carfax at 10.50, ready for the two minutes silence at 11am. Before this the Vicar will speak for roughly ten minutes to mark the loss of life, followed by the famous ‘they shall not grow old’ hymn.

Laying the wreath this year will be the Chairman of the Royal British Legion for Horsham, before the parade continues to the Causeway for Sunday Service; all welcome. If you’re making a special trip into the town centre, the usual local coffee shops and tea rooms will be open to provide much needed winter warmers.

Armistace Day Horsham

Armistice Day, Wednesday 11th November

To mark the traditional eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, head to the War Memorial in the Carfax where the District Council are hosting a short ceremony to lead into the silence. With the turnout expected to be high from local businesses, in addition to laying the wreath, this year a special plaque is being unveiled. The new addition is inscribed with the names of 43 military service personnel from Horsham, who were not known to have perished when the memorial was built in 1992.

An event which will alter the look of the Carfax, the updated memorial will always be available to see in the centre of town.

Further Information

If you’re interested in getting more information about Armistice Day and the heritage behind it, you can check out the British Legion website. They also cover the history of the poppy and if you can, options to donate.

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