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Brentwood’s Remembrance Day Parade and Service 2018

This year’s Remembrance Day Parade and Service will be taking place in Brentwood on Sunday 11 November.

Residents are invited to help Brentwood commemorate on Remembrance Day all those who sacrificed their lives for their country. The parade will assemble in Library Square, Brentwood School, from 10.15am and they will make their way to the War Memorial accompanied by the Brentwood Imperial Youth Band from 10.35am. This will be followed by a service conducted by Canon Phillip Need and the Bishop of Brentwood Rev Alan Williams at about 10.50am and the wreath laying will take place.

There will be a two-minute silence at 11am, after which the parade will leave the War Memorial and go towards the High Street via Shenfield Road.

A march past and salute will be taken by Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Essex, Dennis Rensch from the Dais in the High Street outside the Halifax, accompanied by the Mayor of Brentwood, Councillor Sheila Murphy.

This will be followed by a Service of Remembrance in St Thomas’ Church at 11.30am.

Mayor of Brentwood, Sheila Murphy, said: “It is important that we never forget those who have fought and selflessly given their lives for our country. I am proud that we are commemorating Remembrance Day in Brentwood and I’d like to invite residents to join us on Sunday 11 November, especially as this year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, to show their support for the Armed Forces past and present, pay their respects and honour those who are serving today.”

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