We will remember themPublished Tuesday, 5th November 2019
Two Hartlepool Borough Council-organised Remembrance Sunday services will be held in Hartlepool to remember the sacrifices made by the town’s service men and women.
They will take place on Sunday 10 November at 11am, one in Victory Square in the town centre and the other at the Headland War Memorial in Redheugh Gardens.
This year's Remembrance around the country will not only remember the sacrifice of the Armed Forces community from the UK and the Commonwealth and pay tribute to the special contribution of families and of the emergency services, it will also remember the innocent civilians who have lost their lives in conflict and in acts of terrorism.
The Victory Square service will be conducted by the Civic Chaplain the Reverend Norman Shave of Stranton Church and will be attended by the Ceremonial Mayor of Hartlepool Councillor Brenda Loynes, the Deputy Leader of Hartlepool Borough Council Councillor Mike Young, the Council’s Armed Forces Champion Councillor Lee Cartwright, the Deputy Lieutenant of County Durham Sir Ronald Norman and the High Sheriff of the County of Durham Peter Haswell Candler.
A parade will leave the Market Square (to the rear of York Road) at 10.45am. Following the service, there will be a march past and a salute of the cenotaph.
There will be added poignancy this year with the presence of a large knitted poppy memorial in Victory Square, created in honour of the fallen.
The Headland service will be conducted by the Reverend Verity Brown of St Hilda’s Church and will be attended by the Leader of Hartlepool Borough Council Councillor Shane Moore and the Deputy Lieutenant of County Durham Alistair Arkley.
A parade led by the Boys Brigade Band will leave Church Walk at 10.45am and proceed to the Headland War Memorial via Prissick Street and Cliff Terrace. Following the service the parade will perform a march past and salute the memorial.
The Mayor, Councillor Brenda Loynes, said: “We owe a tremendous debt to generations of our local service men and women and to our emergency services for the sacrifices they have made and the bravery and dedication they have shown.
“These Remembrance Sunday services are an opportunity for the people of Hartlepool to show their gratitude and also to remember the innocent civilians who have lost their lives due to conflict and terrorism.”
Councillor Cartwright added: “The Remembrance Sunday services are the most important, proud and poignant events in the Armed Forces calendar for current service men and women, veterans and their families.
“I hope as many residents as possible will come along to show their support, remembering the lives given and the sacrifices made over the years by all those who defend and protect us and also commemorating the many innocent civilians who have lost their lives because of conflict and acts of terrorism.”
At both ceremonies there will be an opportunity for members of the public to lay wreaths.
The Order of Wreath Laying for both services can be viewed by clicking here.