Taunton Deane Mayor, Councillor Hazel Prior-Sankey, will lead this year’s Taunton Town centre commemorations to honour those who have sacrificed their lives for freedom.
On Sunday November 12th the Mayor will be joined by members of Taunton Deane Borough Council for the Civic Service at St Mary Magdalene Church, at 9.30am.
Following the service, the parade of veterans, scouts, guides and cadets will march through town where the Mayoral party will take the salute on the steps of the Old Municipal Buildings in Corporation Street.
There will be a brief road closure to allow the civic party and the parade to move towards Vivary Park. Mary Street and Upper High Street, between The Crescent and Paul Street, will be shut from 10.45am to 11am.
The Service of Remembrance will take place at the War Memorial in Vivary Park at 11am where wreaths will be laid. Members of the public are, of course, most welcome to join this special annual event.
The customary observance of two minutes silence will take place in Taunton town centre on Armistice Day – Saturday 11 November.
The silence, held each year at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, marks the end of the First World War. The Mayor will be joined by representatives from across the Deane including veterans and serving members of the armed forces for the commemoration at the Burma Memorial.
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