We Shall Remember…
October 26, 2021
The Cramlington Branch of the Royal British Legion today laid out their Garden of Remembrance in the village centre beside the cenotaph.
The display provides a moving tribute to the 212 members of the community who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Branch Chairman Joe Wallace said “It is so important to pay our respects to the fallen. Members of the public can add their crosses to the display, but we ask that they place them behind the crosses that are already there, that names are only on wooden crosses and not written on the plastic poppy fence.”
Plans are currently being finalised for this years’ Service of Remembrance that will be held at Saint Nicholas’ Church on Sunday November 14th.
The church service, which will be relayed outside via speakers, begins at 10am and will conclude around 10.40 when proceedings will continue at the Cenotaph.
The ceremony there includes the laying of wreaths, a roll call of the fallen and a two-minute silence.
At the conclusion of the ceremony at the cenotaph, veterans, military organisations and youth groups will process through the village centre in their annual parade.
Members of the public will be asked to stand on the pavement behind barriers while the service and parade are taking place.
Cramlington Town Council Operations Team are currently erecting giant poppies on the main access roads in town.
Donations can be given to the Cramlington Branch of the Royal British Legion who will have a poppy stall in Manor Walks from November 6th -13th.