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Remembrance Sunday in Coventry 2019 

Published Tuesday, 05 November 2019

The annual Remembrance Day service and parade is taking place at the War Memorial Park this Sunday (10 November). 

Poppy's at war memorial

The service will honour and pay respect to those who lost their lives in the two World Wars and other conflicts.     

The parade begins at Spencer Park and makes its way to the War Memorial Park, through the ceremonial gates, to the Cenotaph where a service will be led by The Right Reverend Dr Christopher Cocksworth, the Lord Bishop of Coventry.   

Members of the public are invited to attend the service, which features a parade, hymns, readings and the laying of wreaths.   

Representatives of the Armed Forces, emergency services and many other groups will lay wreaths in memory of the fallen.    

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Linda Bigham, who will take the salute said, “The Remembrance Day Service will always be important as it helps us remember, honour, and pay our respects to all those who have lost their lives due to wars or armed conflict. I am very proud to also be the Armed Forces Champion; this service means a lot to me and all I hold dear. We are also very pleased to have a visitor from Coventry’s twin city of Volgograd who will be laying a wreath on this 75th anniversary year of the twinning of our cities”    

The service will take place at 10.45am and guests and the public should assemble at the Cenotaph, near to the Leamington Rd entrance, from 10.30am.    

Members of the public are also welcome to attend the annual Communal Grave Service at London Road Cemetery at 3pm later the same day to remember the civilians who died during the Blitz in 1940.     

See the full order of service.

 

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