Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday services in Milton Keynes

Unveiling of the Armistice Day column of the MK Rose by Mayor Alan Richards in Campbell Park PNL-160911-115503001

Unveiling of the Armistice Day column of the MK Rose by Mayor Alan Richards in Campbell Park PNL-160911-115503001

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Armistice Day will be marked on Sunday with services across the city.

During the First World War, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare.

Since the end of the war, Armistice Day has been commemorated on November 11 with a two-minute silence at 11am.

An Armistice Day Observance is being held on Friday at the MK Rose in Campbell Park at 11am.

Anyone wishing to attend in asked to arrive by 10.30am.

Other services happening across the city on Remembrance Sunday include:

9.30am-11.15am at St George’s Church, Wolverton, then at the War Memorial

10.15am-14.30pm - Newport Pagnell Remembrance Day Service and Luncheon at St Peter & St Paul’s Church

10.30am-Midday - Mayor Steve Coventry will attend Bletchley Royal British Legion Remembrance Day Service

14.15pm-16.45pm - Mayor Steve Coventry will attend New Bradwell Remembrance Day event at the Clock Tower, at the junction of Queen Anne Street and Newport Road

14.50pm-16.20pm - Stony Stratford Remembrance Day event at Horsefair Green in Stony Stratford