Published: Wednesday, 30th October 2019
The annual wreath-laying ceremony will take place in Tower Gardens, King's Lynn on Sunday, 10 November, to mark remembrance Sunday.
This year marks the historic milestone of 101 years since the end of ‘The Great War’. Across the nation there will be many events to remember the great losses incurred across the whole of the world. In King’s Lynn’s Tower Gardens there is the town memorial where there are over 600 names inscribed of the brave men who fought and died for our freedom between 1914 – 1918.
Cllr Geoff Hipperson, the Mayor of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, will lead the annual act of remembrance at 11:00am. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
The event will start with a parade from the town hall in Saturday Market Place to Tower Gardens. All ex-military personnel are invited to join the parade; if they wish to do so they should arrive at the town hall by 10:30am.
The mayor will lead a procession of civic representatives from the town hall to the war memorial where he, along with representatives from various organisations, will lay a wreath. A bugler will play The Last Post, signalling the beginning of the two-minute silence and the start of the ceremony at 11:00am.
Following the ceremony, the civic procession will parade to King's Lynn Minster where a service will be conducted by the Canon Christopher Ivory beginning at 11:45am
Elsewhere in the borough, wreaths will be laid to mark the occasion.