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Borough of Poole marks Remembrance Sunday

Poole residents are invited to join the Mayor of Poole and other council members for a Service of Remembrance at the War Memorial in Poole Park on Sunday 9 November. 

Held to commemorate the sacrifice made by men and women in the service of their country in all wars, this year’s service has particular significance as 2014 marks 100 years since the start of the First World War, as well as the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Poole Park War Memorial

Taking part in the Parade will be serving military personnel and veterans from conflicts including D-Day and the more recent Afghanistan campaign, as well as the crew of HMS Cattistock, Poole's affiliated Warship. They will be joined by Mayor of Poole, Cllr Peter Adams, as well as Councillors, Deputy Lieutenant Mrs Jacqueline Swift DL, MP Robert Syms, and other guests, as well as members of organisations from across the town. 

The Parade, led by the band from Poole Sea Cadets, will make its way to the War Memorial, where the service will begin at 10.50am, led by the Mayor's Chaplain Rev Canon Antony MacRow-Wood. The Salvation Army band will accompany the congregation in hymns, with the service also featuring readings, prayers and the laying of wreaths. Two minutes silence will be observed following the sounding of the Last Post. Following the service, the Mayor will take the Salute from the Parade, which will make its way from the War Memorial to the Cricket Pavilion, where it will then be dismissed. 

Cllr Peter Adams, Mayor of Poole, said: “We are proud to remember and honour the Poole men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for us and for their country. Last year’s service saw over 1,000 people join us to for Remembrance Sunday service, and we hope to be joined by many of our residents again this year to reflect on those who we have lost in conflict.” 

Any organisations taking part in the parade are asked to assemble at the Cricket Pavilion in Poole Park at 10am. Members of the public wishing to attend the service are invited to come along to the War Memorial by 10.30am, although access to the area immediately in front of the Memorial will be restricted until the arrival of the parade. There will be no vehicle access to Poole Park on Sunday 9 November between 6am and 1pm to allow the parade and service to take place. 

Representatives from the Armed Forces, the British Legion and Council staff will gather for a further act of remembrance on Tuesday 11 November at the Civic Centre. Members of the public are also welcome to attend this service, which will take place outside the members’ entrance of the Civic Centre from 10.30am. The Royal British Legion poppy flag will also fly above the Civic Centre during this period.

The Order of Service is available to download and print from the link to the right of this article.

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