Armistice & Remembrance

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Armistice Day is on Saturday 11 November 2017. The Act of Remembrance will be led by The Royal British Legion at 11.00am. All are welcome to gather on the Guildhall Square in front of the War Memorial to pay their respects.

Remembrance Sunday will be observed in Salisbury Market Place and Guildhall Square on Sunday 12 November 2017.

The ceremony, led by the Salisbury Branch of the Royal British Legion and supported by Salisbury City Council, will commemorate the service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

The Parade begins as the bells of St. Thomas’s Church fall silent just before 11am, shortly after the Two Minute Silence will take place. Everyone is welcome to join the crowd who will gather around the Guildhall Square to witness the Remembrance ceremony. Following the two minute silence, the Mayor will lead civic and military dignitaries to lay of wreaths on the City’s War Memorial.

Following this, the parade will march along Queen Street and New Canal, where the Mayor Cllr John Lindley accompanied by a senior military officers , will take the salute. The parade will continue to St Thomas’s Church where the Service of Remembrance will be held starting at approximately 11.40am. All are welcome to attend this service.

Blue Boar Row will be shut to traffic between 10.15am and 11.30am and again at 12.15pm until 1pm approximately to ensure crowd safety and traffic diversions will be in place.

 

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