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The Mayor of Swale's message for Remembrance Day

Published Monday 8 November, 2021
Last updated on Monday 8 November, 2021

On both Remembrance Sunday, 14 November and Armistice Day, 11 November the Borough will stand with the Nation to remember all of the people who have lost their lives in armed conflicts defending our Nation, especially at this time we remember our courageous service personnel and those whose life has been changed.

“On Remembrance Sunday, the Mayoress and I will attend the Annual Remembrance Service at the Sittingbourne War Memorial where I will lay a wreath on behalf of the people of Swale.”

“I am grateful to the Deputy Mayor and my fellow Councillors who will be representing the Borough Council at the Services and Acts of Remembrance taking place throughout the Borough. I hope that many families throughout the Borough will attend to remember both friends and family members who, over the years, have lost their lives protecting our way of life. From past experience of Remembrance Services, these will be very moving occasions, especially for those personally affected. Although the World Wars are now history the debt can never be paid back to those who we remember.”

“On Thursday 11 at 11am The Mayoress and I are hoping to attend the Sheerness Branch of the British Legion, service and wreath laying at the Cross of Sacrifice at the Halfway Cemetery, to mark the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice at 11am on

11 November,1918. I urge all of you to remember those who have lost their lives in armed warfare defending the Country and its freedoms that we enjoy by purchasing a poppy and to wear it with pride to display their gratitude while also raising money to give support to those affected by warfare”.