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The Village

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

The Legion reinforces its guardianship of Remembrance by informing people of all ages about the importance of remembering those from the British Armed Forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and those who fought and are fighting still for the freedoms we enjoy.

Remembrance Sunday, the second Sunday in November, is the day traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives in the service of our country. Remembrance Sunday this year will be on Sunday, 10 November 2019.

The Village Branch will be holding its afternoon Remembrance Parade on that day and we intend to make this as successful an event as in previous years.  Attendance at the event has averaged more than 300 over the last five years, with over 450 attendees in 2014 when the Centenary of the end of the First World War was commemorated.  The Centenary was an additional poignant reminder of the loss and sacrifice, not only of those who fought in the war but of the millions of relatives and friends who kept "the home fires burning" while they too suffered the tragedy of loss of husbands, sons, brothers and other loved ones.  There may be no surviving veterans of that war but there are countless families throughout the country who will be remembering someone who died in or because of that conflict.

View our Events calendar for details of the  Remembrance Parade and Service and related events. We'll be updating this in the coming weeks.