Remembrance Day Events – 14 November 2021

On Sunday 14 November, the nation will honour the fallen of two World Wars and those who have sacrificed their lives in service of their country.

As in previous years, a Memorial Service will take place at St.Leonards Church at 10.00am, followed by a parade to the Memorial Garden where a short service (including the traditional 2 minute silence) will be held.

Click here to find details of the temporary road closures that will operate during the service.

The Soldier, by Rupert Brooke

If I should die, think only this of me:
      That there’s some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
      In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
      Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam;
A body of England’s, breathing English air,
      Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.

And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
      A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
            Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
      And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
            In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.