Remembrance Sunday Service and Parade Dover War Memorial – Sunday 12 Νοέμβριος 2023

Και ώρα 11.00 π.μ. στο Μνήμης Κυριακή Dover άνδρες, women and children gathered at the People of Dover’s War Memorial to honour the memory of all the service men and women who gave their lives in armed conflicts past and present. Πάνω από 50 wreaths were laid during the service, covering the memorial in red poppies, as a token of the Town’s thanks for the sacrifices made to secure our peace and freedom.

The parade of standards, veterans and other organisations marched to the War Memorial in front of Maison Dieu House where the two minutes silence was observed with Civic Leaders. The wreath laying was led by the Deputy Lieutenant of Kent, The Lord Northbourne, on behalf of His Majesty the King, followed by the Town Mayor of Dover, Σύμβουλος Susan Jones, the Chairperson of Dover District Council, Cllr Gordon Cowan and Member of Parliament for Dover and Deal Mrs. Νάταλι Ελφίκ. Wreaths were then laid by representatives of the uniformed services and veterans associations. Everyone was welcome to pay their tribute including local organisations and the families of the fallen.

Our thanks go to all those who attended our service to remember the fallen including the White Cliffs Branch of the Royal British Legion who set out the Garden of Remembrance and collected for the Poppy Appeal in all weathers over the last two weeks. We are also grateful for the oration by Nick Chatwin Rn(ΕΤΑ), Πarade Marshal Mr Alan Tinker of the Dover and Deal Sea Cadets, Mr John Harknett of the Royal Green Jackets Association for playing the last post and reveille, Betteshanger Colliery Welfare Band and Cantium Brass Band for leading the music, οι σημαιοφόροι, and the young people of our Cadet forces who attended and acted as sentries during the service.

Το μνημόσυνο τελέστηκε από την Reverend Catherine Tucker Team Rector για το Dover Town Team Ministry and Flt. Lt. Μάλκομ Σόγιερ, RAFVR (ΕΤΑ), Εφημέριος στο Royal British Legion (Ντόβερ).

Η λειτουργία ολοκληρώθηκε με έναν στίχο του Εθνικού Ύμνου.

Η παρέλαση στη συνέχεια βάδισε πίσω από την Πόλη στην πλατεία της Αγοράς, όπου ο δήμαρχος πήρε το χαιρετισμό στο St. Εκκλησία της Παναγίας.

Photo-Credits: AlbanePhotography