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Remembrance Services In The Royal Borough Of Greenwich
The Royal Borough of Greenwich joins together in remembrance for those who lost their lives in war and conflict. Remembrance is part of modern British life, culture and heritage. It becomes a particular feature of the public calendar each year when public Remembrance events take place throughout the UK.
Each year, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we observe a Two Minute Silence. Armistice Day on 11 November marks the end of the First World War.
Listed below are the dates and times remembrance events are being held:
Friday 10 November
Woolwich at 11am
A Two Minutes Silence will be observed at the Town Hall, in memory of those who fought and died or were injured in the causes of peace and freedom. The Mayor Cllr Peter Brooks and the Leader, Cllr Denise Hyland will be in attendance.
Thamesmead (2.40pm for 2.55pm start)
Wreath laying ceremony at the Clocktower, organised by the Royal British Legion (Abbey Wood and Thamesmead Branch).
Saturday 11 November
Charlton and Blackheath (10.45am for 11am start)
Wreath laying ceremonies organised by the Royal British Legion (Blackheath and Charlton Branch).
Beginning at the Memorial at Maze Hill, SE3, then on to St Johns Church, Stratheden Road, SE3, on to the Memorial in Charlton Village, SE7, and finally on to the Memorial in Cemetery Lane, SE7.
Plumstead (10.40am for 11am start)
Wreath laying ceremonies organised by the Royal British Legion (Abbey Wood and Thamesmead).
Beginning at the Memorial in Plumstead Cemetery, Lodge Hill, SE2 then on to the Memorial in Woolwich New Cemetery, Camdale Road, SE18. *
Sunday 12 November
A morning Remembrance Day Parade and Service organised by the Royal British Legion (Eltham and Well Hall Branch). Parade of veterans, ex-service groups and youth organisations, with a wreath laying ceremony at Eltham War Memorial (junction of Eltham Hill and Eltham High Street, SE9 1DH) and Two Minutes Silence at 11am. This is followed by a Remembrance Service in St John's Church, Eltham Hill, Eltham, SE9 1DH.
Abbey Wood (10.40am)
A morning Remembrance Service organised by the Royal British Legion (Abbey Wood and Thamesmead Branch). The service is at St Michaels and All Angels Church, Abbey Wood Road, SE2, then on to the Abbey Wood Memorial at Abbey Wood Gardens, Rosedale Close, SE2.
Mayor of Royal Greenwich, Councillor Peter Brooks said:
“Every year, we as a nation fall silent for two minutes to remember those soldiers and service personnel who have died in wars and conflict. We are safer here in the UK because of their sacrifice and we owe them our gratitude.”