LETTER: Join us in Remembrance

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On Thursday, November 8, The Mayor of Boston, Coun Colin Brotherton will be guest of honour at a service to mark the opening of Boston’s Garden of Remembrance.

Joining The Mayor will be children from four local schools. Pupils from Haven High Academy, Park Community Primary School, St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary and Tower Road Primary schools will assemble at The War Memorial on Bargate Green at 10.30am.

As anyone who has attended one of these services in the last two years will tell you, the children do a marvellous job preparing their poetry, with a Remembrance theme and making their wreaths. Through your letters page, The Boston and District Branch of The Royal British would like to convey an invitation to all readers to come along and see the future remember.

A similar invitation is extended to come along on Sunday, November 11, to The Remembrance Sunday Services, both at The War Memorial at 10.45am and again in The Church of St Botolph at 11.30am. Two minutes silence will be observed at 11am. A special invitation goes to all members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces home on leave that day to attend in uniform and medals. All veterans in Boston are also very warmly welcomed to come along, wearing their medals or ribbons. Join with us and parade through the town after the service and all are invited to come along and ‘wear their Poppy with Pride’.

Can we also ask that those of you who do not wish to attend our services please observe some respect to those who do wish to pay their respects and if driving or shopping near The War Memorial on both days please remember what is going on around you. Thank you.

We Will Remember Them.

Stephen Morrison

Secretary Boston & District Branch, The Royal British Legion