Honouring the town’s fallen

The Mayor of Hailsham will lead the tributes at this year’s Remembrance Sunday commemoration at the War Memorial in Hailsham High Street on Sunday (November 10).

Cllr Jo Bentley will join other councillors and representatives from the armed forces, their families, and veterans at the annual ceremony which will be held at 10.30am.

A march will commence at approximately 10.30am from the car park adjacent to the Charles Hunt Centre and proceed via Vicarage Road, the Old School and Hailsham High Street.

The Mayor and other guests of honour will observe a two-minute silence at the War Memorial at 11am. During this service, Cllr Bentley will place a wreath at the memorial to remember those who lost their lives in conflict.

Urging people to take time out to remember the fallen, Cllr Bentley said: “This Sunday’s service will give us all an opportunity to come together as a community and show our thanks to those who gave their lives during the two World Wars.

“Remembrance Sunday also provides a special focus on remembering those who are still on active service around the world and their families.

“I am extremely proud to be part of the commemoration for Remembrance Sunday.

“It is important that people come out and show their support by honouring all those who have died fighting for our freedom so that we and our families can live in peace. Please give generously to the Poppy Appeal and wear your poppy with pride.”

For further information on the forthcoming Remembrance Service, log on to www.britishlegion.org.uk