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Remembrance services to honour fallen heroes

The Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Miles Kenny, is calling upon members of the public to join him in attending two Remembrance events taking place in the town. A Remembrance Sunday service will be held at St Chad's Church on November 8th at 9.45am.

A civic procession will leave the castle at 9am following the route of Castle Gates, Castle Street, Pride Hill, Mardol Head and St John's Hill to St. Chad's Church. The Mayor, and other civic dignitaries, will walk along with units of HM Forces and Service organisations to music by the West Mercian Wing (Air Cadets) Band.

There will also be a wreath-laying ceremony at the War Memorial in the Quarry at 11am. Buglers will sound Last Post, which will be followed by two minutes silence.

A march-past and salute will follow immediately after the wreath laying ceremony on St. Chad's Terrace.

The Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Miles Kenny will also be present for a two minutes silence in the Square at 10.45am on November 11th.

Councillor Kenny would like to encourage members of the public to join him in marking the day the guns fell silent in 1918 and to express their gratitude to all those who gave their lives in two World Wars and the conflicts which have followed.

He said: "We should remember the sacrifices of yesterday which allow us to enjoy our freedom of today. I hope members of the public will turn out to join me for the Remembrance service at St Chad's, and again in the Square on November 11. Lest We Forget."