Sunnuntain muistojumalanpalvelus ja Parade Dover War Memorial - sunnuntai 12 Marraskuu 2023

Klo 11:00 on kaatuneitten muistopäivä Dover miehet, 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. Yli 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.

Paraati standardien, veteraanit ja muut organisaatiot marssivat sotamuistomerkki edessä Maison Dieu House, jossa kahden minuutin hiljaisuus havaittiin Civic Johtajat. The wreath laying was led by the Deputy Lieutenant of Kent, The Lord Northbourne, on behalf of His Majesty the King, jonka jälkeen kaupunki pormestari Dover, Valtuutettu Susan Jones, the Chairperson of Dover District Council, Cllr Gordon Cowan and Member of Parliament for Dover and Deal Mrs. Natalie Elphicke. 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(TTK), Parade 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, Standard Bearers, and the young people of our Cadet forces who attended and acted as sentries during the service.

The Memorial Service was officiated by the Reverend Catherine Tucker Team Rector for the Dover Town Team Ministry and Flt. lt. Malcom Sawyer, RAFVR (TTK), Kappalainen Royal British Legion (Dover).

The service finished with one verse of National Anthem.

Parade jälkeen marssi takaisin läpi kaupungin Kauppatorille, jossa pormestari otti Salute St. Marian kirkko.

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