How South West Hertfordshire is marking Remembrance Sunday

(Credit: Watford Borough Council).

Today (13 November) millions of people across the UK will come together to mark Remembrance Sunday.

The day is an opportunity to commemorate the service and sacrifice of all those who have died in conflict.

A number of services are set to be held at churches and memorials throughout the country – including in South West Hertfordshire.

Here is how some local areas are marking Remembrance Sunday.

Watford

The Royal British Legion and other organisations will lay wreaths outside Watford’s Peace Memorial in honour of the town’s Armed Forces community.

The proceedings will begin with a parade led by the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire from St Mary’s Church at 2.15pm, heading towards the Peace Memorial.

A service will then take place at 3pm with readings from Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor and Chairman of Watford Borough Council, Councillor Amanda Grimston. 

A two-minute silence will also be observed.

Mill End, Rickmansworth

A community act of Remembrance will be held in Mill End this Sunday at 2pm. 

It will follow processions from Mill End Community Centre, Maple Cross School, St Peter’s Church and Mill End Sports and Social Club – leaving at 1.15pm.

Croxley Green

Croxley Green will once again hold its annual Remembrance Day parade and church service.

The parade will start from the library at 1.50pm before arriving for a service at All Saint’s Church (beginning at 2.30pm).

Wreaths will also be laid at the War Memorial on the Green at around 3.15pm.

Hemel Hempstead

The Hemel Hempstead Remembrance Day Parade will march through the town centre from 10:30am.

The parade will conclude at the War Memorial in St John’s Church, Boxmoor – where a wreath-laying ceremony is due to take place.

A service of Remembrance is set to follow afterwards.

Radlett

A service will take place at Radlett War Memorial at 10.50am, followed by a two-minute silence at 11am.

St Albans

The Mayor of St Albans City and District will lead this year’s Remembrance Day parade and service.

Leaders of major faiths will join Councillor Geoff Harrison, as the city remembers Britain’s war dead.

The parade will begin in the city centre at 10.30am with representatives from various organisations, before moving towards the War Memorial near St Peter’s Church – for a service at 10.50am.

Following the service, wreaths will be laid by the Mayor as well as the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, Richard Beazley and MP for St Albans, Daisy Cooper.

Kings Langley

An outdoor Remembrance service will be held at the War Memorial in All Saints Churchyard from 3pm.

The church bells will be rung half-muffed in honour of the fallen. 

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