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Wyre councillors to mark Remembrance Day
10:30am Sunday 9th November 2008 in News
Wyre councillors have made plans to mark Remembrance Day in the borough.
Remembrance Sunday is on Sunday 9 November and the Mayor of Wyre, Councillor Gordon McCann, will attend three ceremonies on the day.
The Mayor will join the procession which will assemble at Warrenhurst Road in Fleetwood at 10.30am where he will lay a wreath and attend the service at the War Memorial at The Memorial Park.
He will then attend an afternoon service at St Oswald's Church in Preesall at 2.30pm and lay a wreath on the council's behalf.
The procession will assemble at the car park on Lancaster Road at 1.45pm beforehand.
The Mayor and Mayoress will also attend an evening ceremony at The Parish Church of St Peter in Fleetwood for the Act of Remembrance and Songs of Praise.
There will also be three other ceremonies in Wyre that day.
Thornton-Cleveleys: The Leader of the Council, Councillor Russell Forsyth will attend a ceremony and lay a wreath at the Cenotaph at Four Land Ends, Thornton after assembly at the nearby Thornton Little Theatre at 10.30am.
Garstang: The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Tom Balmain, will join the procession at the High Street Car Park at 10.00am for a service at St Thomas’ Church at 10.30am followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial.
Poulton: Councillor Peter Hawley will join in the procession at The Old Town Hall at 10.45am where he will lay the wreath at the War Memorial followed by a service at the Parish Church of St Chad.
On Remembrance Day itself, the Mayor will be supporting the Royal British Legion's 'Two-Minute Silence' campaign in the setting of the Marine Gardens, Fleetwood.
The Mayor will signal the silence - at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month of the year - by setting off a flare to honour those who died in service during war.
The public are urged not to be alarmed by the explosion but to spare a thought for the men and women who did not return from service and for their families.