Honouring those who died for us

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People across the district will pause on Sunday to mark Remembrance Sunday and honour all those who have served and died for their country.

On Sunday, November 10, there will be the traditional parade through Daventry with veterans and relatives of soldiers, alongside civic dignitaries led by the town mayor.

They will be joined by representatives of the town’s Army Cadets and Air Training Corps, plus other youth groups including the Scouts.

The parade will leave St James School at 10.30am and march along Tavern Lane and the High Street, and down to the War Memorial in Abbey Street.

There is a short service of remembrance hwich will take place for the parade and the gathered crowd of the public, prior to the two-minute silence.

The Roll of Honour will then be read by students from DSLV and the Parker E-Act Academy.

Following this there will then be a full service of remembrance in Holy Cross Church.

The following day, Monday November 11, marks 99 years since the guns fell silent across Europe.

To mark the event Daventry will hold its now traditional short Armistice Day service at the gazebo at the top of Sheaf Street starting at 10.45am and observing a two minute silence. Anyone is welcome to join in the event.

At Flore there is a service at the chapel at 10am. At 2.15pm the village will hold its Act of Remembrance at its war memorial, followed by a parade service in the parish church. At 6pm the Watling Singers will perform The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins and other music plus readings for remembrance in the church.

Many other villages will be holding church services or services at memorials on Remembrance Sunday too.

See our Neighbourhood News on pages 68-70.