Members of our local Royal British Legion (White Cliffs) Branch braved the rain today to lay out the Garden of Remembrance at the People of Dover’s War Memorial. The black British Legion official crosses are placed in memory of all those regiments connected with Dover during the two World Wars. Coordinator and former Reservist Peter Hall has been part of the hard-working team for 10 years.
It is a privilege to do this work each year in memory of all those men and women who put their lives on the line. My Father was in the RAF and I wear his medals not only for him but to commemorate all those thousands of others who risked as much as he did and gave their lives
Members of the RBL will be at the Garden of Remembrance for the next two weeks collecting as part of the Poppy Appeal in support of the Charity which does so much to help our service men and women and their families.
Please give generously.
The Town Annual Service of Remembrance will take place at the People of Dover’s War Memorial at 11.00am on Sunday 10 November 2019 to commemorate all those service personnel who have given their lives in the service of their country. Everyone is invited to attend.
A parade of standards, veterans and other organisations will assemble outside the B&M Store (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 Sean Sheffield and will be followed by the laying of wreaths. The parade will then march back through the town to the Market Square. Councillor Gordon Cowan, the Right Worshipful Town Mayor of Dover will take the salute at St. Mary’s Church.
Priory Road will be closed temporarily from the roundabout to the Ladywell traffic lights while the service is in progress.
Our picture shows Peter (left) with a member of the RBL team setting out the Garden of Remembrance.