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REMEMBRANCE COMMEMORATIONS IN BURGESS HILL

The Royal British Legion – Burgess Hill Branch will be holding the Remembrance Day Parade and service in St John’s Church on Sunday 8 November.  The march to the War Memorial will commence at 10.25 hours (all meet from 10.15 hours) from Cyprus Road Car Park and after the wreath laying at the War Memorial there will be a Service of Remembrance at St John’s Church.  
On Armistice Day, 11 November 2015 at 11am, Burgess Hill Town Council and the Royal British Legion are jointly commemorating the event continuing their partnership approach.  The ceremony has now been established on an annual basis, very much in line with the national trend.
Arrangements have been made for the Town Councillors, Royal British Legion Colour Party, Town Council staff and local school children to march from the Help Point to the War Memorial on Wednesday, 11 November commencing at 10.50 hours.  This will be followed by 2 minutes silence at 11.00 hours after which there will be a service to remember all the animals that served, suffered and died alongside the British, Commonwealth and Allied forces in the wars and conflicts of the 20th century.
Burgess Hill Town Council’s Help Point will be hosting the ‘People’s Wreath’ for members of the public to donate their poppy to the wreath.  The wreath will be placed on the War Memorial on Armistice Day, Wednesday 11 November.  If you would like to donate your poppy please call into the Help Point at 96 Church Walk, Burgess Hill from Saturday 24 October 2015.
For both events residents and businesses are invited to join the ceremonies at the War Memorial and service sheets can be downloaded from the Town Councils web site at www.burgesshill.gov.uk
Anne Jones MBE, Town Mayor said “The Remembrance Commemorations in Burgess Hill are important to the local community.  It is vital that we preserve these events as opportunities for our community, including our young people, to pay their respects to those who gave their lives for others.  We need to continue to develop both events to help future generations to learn about, and understand, the importance of the sacrifices that were made. I am delighted that local school children will be joining the commemorations this year on Armistice Day from Burgess Hill School for Girls, London Meed CP School, Manor Field Primary School, Sheddingdean CP School, Southway Junior School and St Wilfrid’s Catholic Primary School.”
A spokesman for the Royal British Legion said “we are pleased to be joining forces with the Town Council again this year to mark both the Remembrance Sunday and 11/11/11 events.  Any ex-service men or women who would like to take part are very welcome to join us”.