03 November 2011
Salisbury will once again remember our fallen service men and women on Sunday 13 November as part of the traditional Remembrance Day ceremonies held across the UK.
This year’s ceremony, led by the Salisbury Branch of the Royal British Legion and supported by Salisbury City Council, will honour the service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
The Ceremony takes place at 11am on the 13 November on the Guildhall Square. Those attending to pay their respects will be able to stand on both sides of the Guildhall Square and facing the War Memorial. Blue Boar Row will be shut to traffic between 10.30-11.30 am to ensure crowd safety. Traffic diversions will be in place.
The Mayor, Councillor John Abbott JP will lead the ceremony by laying the first wreath for the fallen, followed by senior military officers, veterans and representatives of the many military and civilian associations who remember.
The Parade, which will include current military personnel, veterans, and the Patriots, plus Service Cadets, Scouts and Guides, will march along Queen Street and New Canal, where the Salute will be taken by The Mayor before continuing via High Street to St. Thomas's Church.
The Guildhall Square traditional Remembrance Ceremony will be followed by a service at St. Thomas’ Church starting at approximately 11.30am
Residents and visitors to the city are invited to join in this solemn occasion to commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces in times of war.