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Nottingham Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday arrangements announced

Plans to mark this year’s Armistice Day (Friday 11 November) and Remembrance Sunday (Sunday 13 November) have now been finalised.

 

This year there will be a short Service of Remembrance taking place on the steps of the Council House on Friday 11 November.  The service starts at 10.50am and will incorporate the two minute silence at 11am. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

 

The traditional Remembrance Service will take place on Sunday 13 November at the city’s war memorial on Victoria Embankment. The ceremony will begin at 10.45am and include the two minute silence and wreath laying. The Nottinghamshire Band of The Royal Engineers (volunteers), accompanied by the Nottingham Hospitals’ Choir will provide music for the service.

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On Friday 11 November, the Lord Mayor Councillor Wendy Smith and Sheriff of Nottingham Councillor Nicola Heaton will be joined by the Lord Mayor’s Chaplain Rev Peter Shaw and Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire Tom Huggon, for a Service of Remembrance on the steps of the Council House.

The Deputy Leader of Nottingham City Council Councillor Adele Williams and Corporate Director for Growth and City Development Sajeeda Rose will be taking part in the short service. The ceremony will start at 10.50am and will incorporate the two minute silence at 11am.

 

On Sunday 13 November, the ceremony at the Embankment will begin with the traditional parade. From the west side closure (at Wilford Grove/Embankment), the parade comprising Armed Forces personnel, cadets and veterans will form up before marching down to the memorial.

After the service, the parade will depart from the memorial and march down towards the east side closure (Embankment – Bunbury Street) saluting the Lord Lieutenant, before falling out inside the road closure at the Bunbury Street end.

 

Under the instruction of the Regimental Sergeant Major, wreaths will be laid by the Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Sir John Peace, Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Cllr Wendy Smith and Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council, Cllr Roger Jackson, as well as representatives from other authorities, military and faith communities.

 

People wishing to pay their respects and observe the ceremony are very welcome. To help with this, there will be a large screen on Victoria Embankment for the public to be able to watch the ceremony. A large PA system will ensure people can also hear the service. This solution will help prevent crowding that can occur when people are struggling to see what is taking place.

There will be no activity in Old Market Square on Sunday 13 November.

Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Cllr Wendy Smith, said:

“It is important for Nottingham that we have the opportunity to remember those who sacrificed their lives in conflict and to pay our respects to them.

“We look forward to the public joining us to commemorate this important day and to take part as we gather for the annual Service of Remembrance at the Victoria Embankment this year.”

The full order of service can be found at here

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