Every year on Remembrance Sunday, which is part of
modern British life, culture and heritage, West Moors Town Council working with
the Royal British Legion and Local Churches, organise a Remembrance Parade and Service.
The Town Council and the Royal British Legion invite all the public to join at
the War Memorial.
Residents of all ages from babes in arms to seniors riding mobility scooters, commemorate the original Armistice of 1918 which signalled the 'stilling of arms' and led to the formal end to the First World War (eventually signed in 1919).
Veterans wearing medals are also very much in evidence and there are uniformed representatives of all the services. Youngsters from local groups and schools come to pay their respects, together with many organisations from West Moors, Ferndown and nearby.
Clergy from Churches Together in West Moors conduct the service at which a roll of honour of those men who fell in both World Wars is read before the Last Post and Reveille are sounded.
Wreathes are laid (you need to notify the Town Clerk to be on the list) and the parade marches past the podium where the salute is taken.
The level of attendance is always wonderful, and the strength of the community is heart-warming.
This year, commemorations were held on Sunday 12th November and as usual, it was a wonderfully special day, with the weather holding off till the end of the event.
We welcomed Reverend Michael Eaton this year, who did a marvellous job. leading the service.
Those that were part of the parade met at 10.30am and everyone else met at the Petwyn by the War Memorial at 10.45am.
The Order of Services are always available from the Council Office before the day, but are also handed out on the day.