Remembrance Day Service and Parade
North West Leicestershire will remember and reflect on the sacrifices of fallen soldiers at a Remembrance Day service and parade on Sunday 12 November.
The Coalville event is organised by North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) in partnership with the Whitwick branch of the Royal British Legion and the Coalville Remembrance Partnership.
The parade leaves Christ Church at 10.30am passing along Hotel Street and High Street, culminating in a service to mark the two minutes silence and wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial in Memorial Square, which is always well supported bythe public.
During the two minutes silence, poppy petals will be released from the top of the Memorial Clock Tower to honour those who served and currently serve in the armed forces.
Working with town and parish councils and local businesses, NWLDC has also installed 21 poppy ground stencils in seven different communities in the district to raise awareness of the Poppy Appeal.
To allow for the parade to pass along Hotel Street and High Street, a road closure will be in place on Sunday 12 November from 10am until 12pm. Road users are reminded to use an alternative route whilst it’s closed.
The council’s dedicated Armed Forces Champion is Councillor Tony Gillard. He said: “Remembrance Day is a chance to reflect and remember those we have lost, and to show our gratitude to those that are serving in conflicts around the world. Our Remembrance parade is always supported brilliantly by the public and I have no doubt we will see that again this year.”
A number of other parades and services are to be held in North West Leicestershire over the weekend with information available from parish councils or local churches.
Participants in the Remembrance Service at Christ Church in Coalville and Remembrance Parade will be by invitation only. For more information, contact email@example.com
Other services and events to mark Remembrance
- The Poppy Appeal launch, led by the local Poppy Appeal and Whitwick branch of the Royal British Legion at the War Memorial in Coalville on 28 October at 11am
- An Armistice Day Service at the War Memorial in Coalville on Saturday 11 November at 11am
Working with town and parish councils and local businesses, NWLDC has also installed 18 poppy ground stencils in six different communities in the district to raise awareness of the Poppy Appeal.
Last updated: Thu 26 October, 2023 @ 17:32