Arrangements have been made for the annual Service of Remembrance to be held at the Peace Garden, Croft Street, Burnley on Sunday, 13th November.
The service will start shortly before 11a.m and will be conducted by the Bishop of Burnley Reverend Philip North, Father Roger Parker, Chaplain to the Royal British Legion, Reverend Patrick Senior Chaplain to the Mayor of Burnley, and Father Brian Keeley. Members of the public attending are asked to be at the Peace Garden no later than 10.45am.
The Mayor, Councillor Jeff Sumner, will remember those who lost their lives in war, along with representatives from Burnley Council, the Royal British Legion, ex-servicemen’s associations, the armed forces, other uniformed groups, public organisations and any member of the public who wish to attend the service.
The 4th Battalion Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment would like ex-servicemen’s associations and all other uniformed groups will assemble in the pedestrianised area of Curzon Street at 10am, for the parade to march off at 10.20am. It will make its way through the town centre to the Peace Garden.
As in previous services, wreaths will only be laid by specified individuals and agencies (identified in the service sheet; available on the day). Members of the public will have an opportunity to lay wreaths after the service has concluded and the parade marches off. Wreaths may be obtained from the Royal British Legion, 60 Lindsay Street, Burnley (01282 453631) or purchased from the Poppy Shop, Howe Walk, Burnley.
After the National Anthem, the civic party will make its way to the police station where the Commanding Officer of the 4th Battalion of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment will take the Salute, accompanied by the Mayor and the civic party as the parade marches past.
After the Salute, the Mayor will go to Towneley Park for a short service and to lay a wreath on the town’s Cenotaph.
The Mayor said: “I hope people will join us to pay their respects at the Remembrance Sunday service to those men and women who have served our country.”
On Remembrance Day itself there will be a short informal public service at the Peace Garden, starting shortly before 11am which anyone can attend.