St Albans Mayor’s Remembrance Day invitation
AN INVITATION to join her and her Deputy at their respective Remembrance Day services has come from the Mayor of St Albans, Cllr Maxine Crawley.
The Mayor will be attending the service next Sunday, November 14, at the War Memorial in St Peter’s Street while the Deputy Mayor, Cllr Beric Read, will be at the Harpenden service at the Memorial Cross, Church Green.
In St Albans the Mayor and the Macebearer will gather outside BHS in St Peter’s Street from 10.25am with councillors, aldermen, parish and faith representatives, a contingent from HMS St Albans and members of veteran and youth groups.
They will set off at 10.45am to the War Memorial near st Peter’s Church where the Vicar, the Rev Anne Hollinghurst, will conduct the Remembrance Service which should last until around 11.20am.
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After prayers, hymns and the Act of Remembrance, the Last Post will be sounded and the standards dipped at 11am. After the Exhortation and the Kohima Epitaph, the Reveille will be sounded and the standards raised. The Mayor will lay the first wreath and after the National Anthem will lead the procession to the council offices.
The Harpenden service, which starts at 10.50am, will be conducted by the Rev Christopher Futcher from St Nicholas Church. Current Town Mayor, Daniel Chichester-Miles, and other dignitaries will join the Harpenden branch of the Royal British Legion for the procession which will set off from their Leyton Road headquarters at 10.40am.
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Before the services next Thursday, November 11, there will be a two minute silence in the district council at 11am and at the same time, veterans will be at the War Memorial in St Albans to join with any residents who want to pay their respects.