Remembrance Day: ‘It’s time to celebrate the best of humanity’

Remembrance Day 2014
Remembrance Day 2014

Milton Keynes will fall silent to remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

There are many commemorative events taking place in and around MK to mark Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day this month.

On 8 November the public are invited to come along to the many Remembrance events:

9.30 am - Service and wreath laying at the War Memorial in Wolverton

9.45 am - Royal Naval Service and wreath laying at the Queensway Memorial, Bletchley

9.45 am - Woburn Sands will hold a church service at St. Michael’s Church, followed by a parade to the War Memorial, High Street for 10.45am Wreath Laying ceremony with The Woburn Sands Band10am - Christ The Vine Church, Jonathans, Coffee Hall, (Parade Musters at 10.15 am, service starts at 10.45 am)

10.30 am - Bletchley Royal British Legion Service at St Mary’s Church, Bletchley Park

10.30 am - Service at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Newport Pagnell

2.30 pm - Wreath laying at the War Memorial, Horsefair Green, Stony Stratford

2.30pm Clock tower memorial, New Bradwell.

3pm: Bow Brickhill have an event for Poppy Wreath Laying - at the War Memorial, Church Road, Bow Brickhill.

Corporate director Duncan Sharkey will represent Milton Keynes Council along with the mayor at a morning commemoration, starting at 10.30am, at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Newport Pagnell.

In the afternoon the Leader of Milton Keynes Council, Cllr Pete Marland, will attend the ceremony at New Bradwell at 2.30pm followed by a Remembrance service at St James Church.

On Armistice Day (November 11), Milton Keynes Mayor, Cllr Keith McLean, will lay a wreath and lead the two-minute silence to commemorate Armistice Day at the MK Rose in Campbell Park.

The event will start at 10.50am, and members of the public are invited to attend. Rev Canon John Robertson will lead the service and wreaths will be laid following a two minute silence at 11am.

Also present will be representatives from the armed forces and the Royal British Legion.

Milton Keynes Mayor Cllr McLean said: “It is a time to take stock but it is also a time to celebrate some of the very best about humanity.

“We pay respect to those who fought and lost their lives in conflicts past, as well as thinking about those who are currently risking their lives in conflicts around the world.”