We will remember them: Wreath Laying services of remembrance across Bedford Borough

Pte Lionetti at the 2109 Remembrance Parade at Bedford War Memorial
Pte Lionetti at the 2109 Remembrance Parade at Bedford War Memorial

This year’s Remembrance Day Wreath Laying Ceremonies will be held on Sunday, 13 November at various War Memorials across Bedford Borough.

Bedford Borough’s Armistice and Remembrance Day events are being conducted in association with the Royal British Legion and Bedford Borough Council.

Robin Thomas, Bedford Branch of the Royal British Legion, said, “I hope the people of Bedford Borough will join us in marking the dedication of our armed forces in the past, present and future.

We will acknowledge their sacrifice and that of their families. Our hand of friendship and compassion is extended to those families in Ukraine who have lost mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, sisters and brothers in the current conflict.”

The Borough’s main ceremonies will also take place at:

Bedford Embankment

The traditional wreath-laying ceremony and march-past will be held at the War Memorial, Bedford Embankment at 11.00am.

After the wreath laying, the Parade will march along the Embankment, across the High Street and St Paul’s Square, finishing in Harpur Square.

Kempston East Methodist Church

Kempston will also hold a Remembrance Day service and parade at 2.30pm at Kempston East Methodist Church, followed by the parade along to the War Memorial to observe a minute silence and to lay wreaths.

Sports clubs in the borough will also be holding a two-minute silence before matches being played this weekend.

Other Remembrance Day services will be happening across the Borough. Please keep an eye out for local parish newsletters and notice broads for details.

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