More wreaths than ever will be laid at the war memorial in Tower Gardens, King’s Lynn this Sunday, 13 November, as local people gather to pay their respects to all those who lost their lives in the two world wars and in more recent conflicts.
The event will start with parades from the Town Hall along St James’s Street to the Tower Gardens. The first to set off will be a group of veterans and any veteran wishing to be included in this should arrive at the Town Hall yard by 10.15am.
The Mayor will lead a procession of civic representatives from the Town Hall to the war memorial where he, along with representatives from various organisations, will lay a wreath. Almost 50 wreaths will be laid this year, following which prayers will be led by The Right Reverend Jonathan Meyrick, Bishop of Lynn.
The King’s Lynn Town Band will play solemn music in the Tower Gardens from 10.45am and the civic procession will leave from the Town Hall at the same time, followed by the general procession, consisting of the contingent from Royal Air Force Marham and members of the three Cadet Forces.
The bugler will play The Last Post, signalling the beginning of the two minutes silence and the start of the ceremony.
Following the ceremony, at approximately 11.45am, the civic procession will parade to St Margaret’s Church where a service will be conducted by the Reverend Canon Christopher Ivory, with the sermon being given by The Bishop of Lynn.
Elsewhere in the borough, wreaths will be laid to mark the occasion. The Deputy Mayor Cllr Liz Watson will lay a wreath in Hunstanton and Honorary Alderman Paul Brandon will lay a wreath on behalf of the Mayor at Gaywood. The Mayor will also lay a wreath in Downham Market on Sunday afternoon.