The Royal British Legion Standard

Gnosall & District Branch

Remembrance

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

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Remembrance Sunday, the second Sunday in November, is the day traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today.

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Our Remembrance Parade starts at the Memorial Hall, Gnosall (The memorial Plaques are inside) where we lay wreaths to the fallen and ends at St Lawrence Church, Gnosall. The Parade is followed by the Remembrance Service and on record has been a very well attended service. We also have Memorial plaques in St Lawrence Church and also wreaths are laid in memory of the fallen at the High Altar.

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There are also Remembrance services held all round our Branch area including, Haughton, Bradley, Norbury, Seighford, Church Eaton and Woodseaves.

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GNOSALL REMEMBRANCE PARADE AND ARMISTICE DAY 2014 -

Sunday the 9th of November 2014

Route of the parade-

GNOSALL REMEMBRANCE PARADE ROUTE 

1. Start at the Memorial Hall (On Lowfield Lane) between 09.45 and 10.00.

2. Proceed across the A518 down Sellman Street.

3. Turn left down Sellman Street at the junction near St Lawrence Church heading towards the Post Office.

4. Turn left at the Post Office junction (Opposite the Horns Public House).

5. Follow the High Street towards the Coop.

6. Turn left before the Coop (Next to the White House).

7. Parade then goes down the path to St Lawrence Church.

8. Return route the reverse of the above (About 12.00 ish).

Future Remembrance Sunday dates are-

  • 9 November 2014

For more information about the Remembrance Service please use the links below-

Armistice Day 2014

This is a time for Silence, a time for Reflection on Monday the 11th of November 2014. There will be a small service outside the Gnosall Memorial Village Hall on Tuesday the 11th November 2014 to commemorate the Armistice.

The act of observing a Two Minute Silence began in 1919 following the Armistice at 11am on 11 November 1918 at the end of the First World War.

"If we are to maintain our peace and freedom, we must always remember."

More than three quarters of the population are expected to pause for the Two Minute Silence at 11am on 11 November, the moment the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War. This has become the biggest annual demonstration of public support for any cause in the country.

The success of The Royal British Legion's campaign for the reinstatement of the Two Minute Silence on Armistice Day - at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month - demonstrates the nation's concern that the human cost of war should not be forgotten.

Two Minutes Silence

At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventhmonth. The Two Minute Silence is observed on Armistice Day, the day which marks the end of the First World War.

The Royal British Legion has always supported the traditional Remembrance Sunday services and the customary Two Minute Silence on that day. As the national custodian of Remembrance, the Legion also believes that when 11 November (Armistice Day) falls on days other than Sundays - on working days - Remembrance should be brought into the everyday life of the nation on those days as well.

The revival of support for observance of this demonstrates that, despite the passing of the years and the declining number of veterans, the nation still feels strongly about Remembrance.

Remembrance transcends all boundaries. The Legion seeks a small yet important individual and collective act, a rare moment when the nation can stand together and reflect on the price of freedom. That price is still being paid. More than 12,000 British Servicemen and women have been killed or injured on active service since 1945.

"If we are to maintain our peace and freedom, we must always remember."

If you would like a video or mp3 file for your 2 minute silence, please use the links below-

Flanders Field of Poppies-

11 November 1918signalled the end of The Great War; the Armistice between the Allies and Germany came into effect. Since 1921, the nation has come together to remember the sacrifices that hundreds of thousands of British and Commonwealth Service men and women made not just during the Great War, but World War II and all subsequent wars and conflicts including Iraq and Afghanistan.

To salute all these heroes and express gratitude this Remembrance Day, The Royal British Legion is planting a "Flanders' Field" of Poppies beside the Menin Gate in Ypres.

 

A photo gallery of previous Flanders' Fields of Poppies is available on the main Legion website.

Flanders' Field of Poppies 2009

Silence in Trafalgar Square click Here 

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM!

In Flanders Field by John Mc Crae, click Here 

We can be Heroes, click Here 

Crosses for those from Gnosall killed in both World Wars 2011

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