DOVER TOWN COUNCIL
Remembrance Sunday Service and Parade
Dover War Memorial
Sunday 11 November 2018
At 11.00am on Sunday 11 November 2018, 100 years on from the signing of the Armistice in 1918, Dover will remember all the servicemen and women who have given their lives in the service of their country. In this year of special thanksgiving for the end of the First World War, a mural commemorating the sacrifices made by those who served their country in time of war has been installed next to the War Memorial.
“They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England’s foam”.
By Laurence Binyon (1914)
A parade of standards, veterans and other organisations will assemble outside the former Marks & Spencer in Biggin Street at 10.30am and march to the War Memorial in front of Maison Dieu House where two minutes silence will be observed at 11.00am. The Memorial Service will be conducted by the Mayor’s Honorary Chaplain, Reverend Dr John Walker and will be followed by the laying of wreaths. The parade will then march back through the town to the Market Square. Councillor Susan Jones, the Right Worshipful Town Mayor of Dover will take the salute at St. Mary’s Church.
Service sheets will be available to members of the public at the service and is also available for download from the Town Council’s website here.
Priory Road will be closed from the roundabout to the Ladywell traffic lights, from approximately 10.50am, while the service is in progress.
The Royal British Legion Dover White Cliffs Branch will be laying out the Legion’s Memorial Crosses in the Garden of Remembrance and receiving donations in support of the 2018 Poppy Appeal from Friday 26th October.
Christine Walton – Joint Secretary of the Dover White Cliffs Branch of the Royal British Legion and Organiser of the Poppy Appeal said –
The Dover Garden of Remembrance looks amazing. The British Legion Memorial Crosses will be in place from now until 2 weeks after Remembrance Sunday and the wreaths for a month. Anybody wishing to collect their wreath will be able to do so or they will be re-cycled.
Please give generously