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Swanley Remembrance Day parade saved thanks to new volunteers
SWANLEY’S Remembrance Day Parade has been saved thanks to a successful appeal for marshals.
There were fears it would have to be cancelled owing to a lack of volunteers but Geoff Lees of Royal British Legion in Swanley says a number of people have now come forward.
The parade from 2-3pm on Remembrance Sunday, November 11, passes through the town centre and finishes at the Civic Centre car park in St Mary’s Road.
If you can help contact Liz Davies at Swanley Town Council on 01322 665855 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A parade starting at 10.45am will pass from Dartford Borough Museum to the War Memorial followed by the service which will include wreath laying and a two minute silence.
Town Mayor Councillor Ann Allen said: "On Remembrance Day it will be my privilege to remember those citizens of Dartford who have made the supreme sacrifice.
"Wear your poppy with pride and wherever you are and whatever you are doing please observe the two minute silence so that Dartford will never forget."
The annual service of remembrance will begin with a march to Windmill Hill Memorial Gardens at 10.40am on Remembrance Sunday followed by a service at 11am.
Mayor of Gravesham Cllr Lyn Milner said: "As Mayor I will be very proud to be a part of this year’s service, remembering those who fought for our freedom during World Wars and honouring those who have lost their lives in more recent conflicts."
An act of remembrance at St Peter & St Paul’s Church in Swanscombe Street will start at 10.00am followed by a wreath laying at the memorial in Swanscombe Park.
A service will start at 10.30am at St Mary’s Church in Mounts Road.