War memorial service to be held in Hailsham

Hailsham Remembrance
Hailsham Remembrance

Those who gave their lives in the armed forces will be remembered at Hailsham’s war memorial service next week.

Hailsham Town Mayor Cllr Jo Bentley will lead the tributes at this year’s Service of Remembrance at the town’s war memorial on Sunday November 9.

She has urged people to join together and remember those who gave their lives or who are currently serving in the armed forces.

Cllr Bentley will join other councillors and representatives from the armed forces, their families and veterans for the playing of the Last Post, two-minute silence and laying of wreaths at 11am.

Prior to the service, there will be a parade of the Hailsham and District Standard, followed by veterans from the armed forces and local dignitaries together with Hailsham army and air cadets setting off from the car park adjacent to the Charles Hunt Centre in Vicarage Field.

The parade will assemble at 10.30am and proceed via Vicarage Road and the Old School onto the High Street, reaching the Hailsham War Memorial at approximately 10.45am.

Cllr Bentley said: “This Remembrance Service is an opportunity for people to come together to remember the valiant service personnel from current and past conflicts, those who have put their lives on the line for their Queen and country.

“We all owe a huge debt to those who are currently serving in the armed forces and of course those who sadly didn’t return home and they should all be remembered in the true honour they deserve.”

There will also be a service held at the Hailsham War Memorial on November 11 at 10.45am to commemorate Remembrance Day, which will be conducted by the local branch of the Royal British Legion.

For further information on the forthcoming Remembrance Day Services, log on to britishlegion.org.uk or call 01323 440749.