I had the honour of laying the EHDC wreath at Petersfield’s Remembrance Day Parade on Sunday 9th November. The attendance was fantastic on a fine sunny day. The Armed Forces and many community organisations paraded on The Square for the Service conducted by The Rev’d Will Hughes with support from Comdr Clive Lewis (royal British Legion) and the Town Mayor Cllr Sue Harwood, before marching to the War Memorial for the Act of Remembrance. It is always a delight witnessing the spontaneous applause from the public lining the route as the parade passes.
The Names of the fallen were read out while the wreaths are laid at the War Memorial and this provides a good opportunity to reflect on the sacrifice made by so many.