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Remembrance

Welcome to the Amesbury Branch of The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion is recognised as the national custodian of Remembrance.

On Remembrance Sunday, which is the nearest Sunday to Armistice Day, the 11th day of the 11th month when, at the 11th hour, the end of the First World War was declared.

This is the day traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today.

  • Sunday 10th November in 2019

At 1030hrs the Parade will march along the High Street, to St Mary and St Melor Abbey Church, along the route local people will watch the sombre parade. The Mayor of Amesbury and a senior officer will take the salute as the parade marches to the churchyard where the Remembrance Service will be held at the War Memorial. Prayers will be offered for the sacrifices in war. The names of the fallen in both World Wars will be read and the traditional exhortations will be said. At 1100 hours Last Post will be sounded by a lone bugler and, with the rest of our nation, two minutes silence will be observed, followed by Reveille. Local dignitaries and representatives of local organisations will lay wreaths and the service will conclude with the singing of the National Anthem. Members of 1011 Squadron Air Training Corps will be present at this stage to allow members of the congregation to contribute to the "Poppy Appeal".

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