Since the end of the First World War, we have observed Remembrance Day and the Two Minute Silence on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, as their relevance remains undiminished.
This year, Remembrance Sunday falls on the 12 November, Gainsborough Town Council, the Royal British Legion’s Gainsborough and District branch and All Saints Parish Church will come together to remember and give thanks to those who made the ultimate sacrifice fighting for our freedoms.
A Service of Remembrance will take place at All Saints Parish Church at 10:00am, followed by a ceremony at the War Memorial at approx. 10:55am.
A Two Minute Silence will be observed at 11 o’clock, the Last Post and Reveille will be played.
The Town Mayor, Cllr Tim Davies, will be joining fellow councillors and Gainsborough representatives from military forces, veterans, their families, and local societies to lay wreaths to commemorate the armed forces and civilian members of Britain and the Commonwealth that lost their lives. Any individual or organisation will have the opportunity to lay their own wreath or remembrance symbol.
Members of the public are invited to lay their own remembrance symbol in small troughs that are to be placed at Gainsborough’s War Memorial prior to Armistice Day, November 11th, which marks the end of the First World War.
“Today will be a time to reflect on all those who served their King and Country and those who continue to do so. A time to contemplate on those qualities that may assist us in some of the challenges we face today.” said Town Mayor, Councillor Tim Davies, “Any act can only serve to reinforce the community spirit of the Town as we come together to remember. We stand united we fight as one. I am proud to serve my community and represent all past and present on this special day. We come together as one today but in our hearts we remember them always. Forever in our memories.”
For additional information and details about the 2023 Remembrance Day Services please contact All Saints Parish Church.