At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them.
As the Royal British Legion highlights, Remembrance does not glorify war but honours the men and women of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds who served and continue to serve to defend our freedoms and way of life. We also remember the sacrifice of the Armed Forces community from Britain and the Commonwealth.
An agreement to end the fighting of the First World War as a prelude to peace negotiations, began at 11am on 11 November 1918. We have marked Armistice Day on the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month every year since.
Since 1919, the second Sunday of November came to be known as ‘Remembrance Sunday’ and, a two-minute silence observed at cenotaphs throughout the UK. Following the Second World War, ‘Armistice Day’ also became known as ‘Remembrance Day’ in order to include remembrance of all those who had fallen in the both World Wars, and in other conflicts
On Monday the 11 of November, we will be holding a short service at the clock tower in Epsom Market Place, which will incorporate the national two minute silence. Representatives from different faiths have been invited and the service will include serving officers, veterans, school children, the Mayor and councillors. The public are welcome to participate and the service will start at approximately 10.50am.
Within the Borough there are a number of church services on Sunday 10 November, including the main civic service held at St Mary’s in Ewell.
The Central Band of The Royal British Legion will once again be performing a concert on Remembrance Sunday of popular songs from the shows, film scores, classic overtures, marches and other light entertainment pieces. Sunday 10 November; 3pm, Epsom Playhouse
Earlier this week, we opened the annual Garden of Remembrance in Bourne Hall Park. Organised by Bourne Hall Museum around 170 children from eight local schools participated in a special ceremony with the Mayor.