The Ross and District Branch of the Royal British Legion opened the Field of Remembrance at St Mary’s Church on Monday, November 4th for relatives, and those who wish to remember those who died in the service of their country, to add their crosses to the memorial.
In Ross the Acts of Remembrance will start on Thursday, November 7th. There will be a short service at 11.45am next to the Chelsea Pensioner’s Memorial in the Churchyard. This will be followed by a short service, at 12 noon, next to the Korean and Falklands’ Memorials at The Prospect.
Ross RBL are pleased to have local School Choirs join them at The Prospect for this day.
Their next service for Remembrance will be held at Brampton Abbotts Church at 10am on Saturday, November 9th at 10am. This is the first service to be held in the Church for nearly ten years and all local residents are welcome to attend.
On Sunday, November 10th, the National Day of Remembrance the parade will assemble at 10.15am in the grounds of Ross Police Station. At 10.40am the choir of St Mary’s will proceed from the church to the memorial. At the gate to The Prospect they will be joined by the Mayor, Councillors, veterans and members of the Royal British Legion.
When all are in position at the War Memorial the service will begin. At 11am the two minute silence will commence with the bugler playing The Last Post. The silence will be broken by the bugler sounding Reveille. The Exhortation and Kohima Prayer will be given. The wreaths will be laid.
The Parade will march around The Prospect, the salute being taken by Lord Lieutenant’s Representative, Reverend Kay Garlick and other dignitaries.
A church service at St Mary’s follows, where all are welcome.
On Armistice Day, Monday, November 11th, the Branch will assemble in the Market Place just before 11am. A loud bang, a maroon, will be sounded at 11am followed by a second maroon to end the two minute’s silence.
There are also services planned at many of the local churches and village war memorials.