THE DETAILS of this year’s Droitwich Remembrance Sunday commemorations have been announced.
Residents are invited to pay their respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in two World Wars and other conflicts next Sunday, November 14.
Organisations taking part in the parade and service should muster at the Ombersley Street East underpass, near to the Westcroft pub around 10am until 10.15am prior to the parade moving off to Victoria Square for the Remembrance Ceremony itself.
The Civic party will meet at St Richard’s House at 10.20am and will then assemble outside the Baptist Church in Ombersley Street. The mayor will take the salute as the parade passes en route to the Droitwich War Memorial in Victoria Square.
People wanting to remember the fallen who gave their lives for their country and for our freedom should meet at the Memorial in Victoria Square by 10.45am. A two minutes’ silence will be held before Last Post is played. Prayers and the laying of wreaths will follow.
After the Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial the procession passes on its way to St Andrew’s Church for the service at 11.30am.
People are being urged to support this year’s Droitwich Spa Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. This year also marks the RBL’s centenary.
Those wishing to lay a wreath who have not yet ordered one should contact the Droitwich Spa, Royal British Legion, Branch Secretary – Jennifer Kenny, by email at Droitwich.Secretary@rbl.community
There are no national Covid-19 restrictions in place but people are urged to maintain a one-metre space where possible both indoors and outdoors. Face coverings are also recommended in crowded places or in the close proximity of others.
Last year’s parade was cancelled due to the restrictions in place at the time. It was held virtually instead – click below to see last year’s streamed event.