Remembrance Services across Hounslow
Concert on Saturday night
Community groups are set to join veterans and local Hounslow dignitaries on Remembrance Sunday to remember those who lost their lives in the two world wars.
Services are taking place across the borough and serving military personnel, cubs, scouts and guides will parade their colours alongside veterans, who will lay wreaths in memory of fallen friends.
Remembrance events taking place in Hounslow include:
Lt Col John McCrae was struck by the sight of peaceful fields of the crimson flower near Ypres being torn to shreds during the First World War, it has now come to represent the lives lost in both world wars.
On the eve of Remembrance Sunday, international soprano Sarah Gabriel will join Hounslow Youth Orchestra, Hounslow Youth Brass and Hounslow Youth Choir for a remembrance concert at Holy Trinity Church in High Street, Hounslow.
The concert, which starts at 7.30pm, will feature numbers from the musical The Sound of Music, music from Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus and from the film The Dam Busters.
Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council, said: “Remembrance Sunday is a chance for Hounslow’s Second World War veterans to remember friends who lost their lives in the conflict but it’s also a chance for all of us to think about the sacrifices made by so many people and focus on the horror of war so that it’s never forgotten and never repeated.
“I hope as many people as possible will join us for the borough’s remembrance services and proudly wear the British Legion’s poppy.”
Armistice Day commemorates the eleventh hour of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month of 1918 when peace terms were signed ending the Great War.
There will be an Armistice Day event on the Civic Centre in Lampton Road to which everyone is invited to attend.
October 29, 2015