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Remembrance ceremonies in Gravesend and Dartford

PUBLISHED: 10:44 10 November 2016

Poppies are a symbol of remembrance

Poppies are a symbol of remembrance

lloyd-horgan

The nation will remember its war dead this weekend

Ceremonies will be held in Gravesend and Dartford this weekend to honour those who have lost their lives in conflicts past and present.

Gravesham Council will hold a service tomorrow (Friday 11) led by the Reverend Canon Christopher Stone alongside Mayor of Gravesham Greta Goatley.

It will begin with two minutes’ silence at 11am marked by cannon fire, and the event will feature music from the Salvation Army Band and the Port of London Authority Choir.

There will also be a service, parade and wreath laying on Remembrance Sunday (November 13) at 11am at Windmill Hill Memorial Gardens.

A carpet of poppies knitted by residents will be on display to commemorate those who fought for their country during the two World Wars and more recent conflicts.

In Dartford, the mayor and leader of the council will attend a short service at the war memorial in Central Park at 11am on Friday.

On Sunday, the annual service of remembrance will begin at the war memorial at 10.40am and will be followed by a march past by veterans, uniformed and youth organisations, who will proceed from the High Street and along Market Street past the memorial.

High Street and Market Street will be closed to traffic from 10.15am to allow the service and parade to take place and roads will not re-open until around midday.

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