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REMEMBER THEM: Residents invited to Watford’s remembrance event

 Published on: 7th November 2021   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

Residents are invited to Watford’s remembrance event to commemorate the service and sacrifice of the town’s armed forces community from the two World Wars up to the present day.

The Royal British Legion along with other organisations, will lay wreaths at Watford’s war memorial outside the Town Hall on Sunday November 14 around 3pm.

There will be two minute’s silence and a reading by the Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor and chairman of the council, councillor Bilquees Mauthoor.

The service will also be attended by the Vice Chairman and the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, with Watford residents also invited to join in the ceremony and pay their respects.

Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said: “The bravery, heroism and sacrifices made by residents of Watford in conflicts of the last century up to the present day are moving and awe-inspiring. They remind us of the wonderful, selfless people that have walked among us, never looking for praise or accolades, just committed to doing their duty and protecting others.”

Chairman of the Council, Bilqees Mauthoor said: “For Remembrance we unite across faiths, cultures and backgrounds to remember the service and sacrifice of our local Armed Forces community and beyond. There is huge pride in our town for those who are serving in our armed forces and enormous respect for our veterans. It is my honour to be a part of this remembrance event and I welcome residents to join us for the ceremony.”

The council is asking those wishing to attend the service follow Covid-19 safety guidance. 

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