At lunchtime today we went to St Mary’s Church to the opening of Field of Remembrance, after saying prayers we laid a wreath on the memorial within St Mary’s Churchyard.
Below is a pictorial of the ceremony.
The few words that I wrote on the card with the wreath that I placed on the memorial read,
They fought to live.
They fought to die.
To give us freedom.
From land and sky.
As always on these occasions, the weather was cold and damp. It is a honour to lay a wreath on behalf of the town of Shrewsbury in remembrance of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
“THEY WENT THEY FELL”
ROYAL BRITISH LEGION – REMEMBERANCE DAY 11 / 11 / 11 / 11
I will be joining Royal British Legion representatives in the Square at 10.45 for a two minutes silence. So please come and join us so that we can share this special moment together to remeber those who died in both World Wars as well as all the other conflicts including those taking place in Afganistan.
Also there will be a Rememberance Parade that I will lead on Sunday 13th November, leaving Shrewsbury Castle at 09.15. Also in attendance of this civic procession will be other dignitaries along with members of the R.A.F. Army, Navy and Service organisations. Music will be provided by the First Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment Bugles, Pipes and Drums.
Followed by a march past along St Chads Terrace
So please come and see this take place, line the route. This is the 90th anniversary year of the Royal British Legion and they are needed now more than ever, so your support at this time is really important if the RBL are to be able to support those who need that help.
Please click on the following link to go to the Royal British Legion Shropshire Web-site. Thank you for your support. Tony
A COLUMN IN THE SHREWSBURY CHRONICLE EVERY WEEK
A feature all about good positive stories, a must read if you want to put a smile on your face and be Proud of Shrewsbury, and become Part of the Team.
Make sure you get your copy this week and read the article. Thank You. Tony
Click on the following link to go to the Shrewsbury Town Council’s Web-site. Thank you. http://www.shrewsburytowncouncil.gov.uk/shrewsburytowncouncil
Click on the following link to go to the SHREWSBURY/ ZUTPHEN Twinning Web-site. Thank you. http://www.shrewsburyzutphentwinning.co.uk/live/welcome.asp?id=3506#page_content
Please have a look at the MAYORS CHARITY SPRING BALL page as I have added a preview of what the menu of the evening should look like. Please click on the following link to take you there. Thank you.