Remembrance plans to feature commemoration - The Droitwich Standard

Remembrance plans to feature commemoration

Droitwich Editorial 23rd Oct, 2014 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016   0

DETAILS have been released about the plans for Droitwich’s Remembrance Day commemorations.

This year’s event on November 9 will be very poignant as 2014 marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

To begin with there will be a civic party moving from the Community Hall, Heritage Way, to salute the Royal British Legion Parade.

That will head to the war memorial in Victoria Square for 10.45am.

This year there will be a short service of dedication included in the proceedings to commemorate the name of Droitwich First World War soldier Pte William Henry Goddard being added to the memorial.

Pte Goddard was in the 13th Batallion of the Royal Fusiliers, but his name was not on the list of those who gave their lives in the service of their country and for our freedom, until this year.

A two minute’s silence will be held before the Last Post is played. Prayers and the laying of wreaths will then follow.

The parade will then move to St Andrew’s Church, St Andrews Street, for a service at 11.15am.

Everyone is welcome to the event and people are also being reminded to support this year’s Droitwich Spa Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

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