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Where to pay your respects across North Kent this Remembrance Day

PUBLISHED: 10:24 05 November 2015 | UPDATED: 10:25 05 November 2015

Gravesend and Dartford War memorial

Gravesend and Dartford War memorial

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Services will be taking place across North Kent this Sunday and next Wednesday

One hundred years ago, the First World War raged and the Gallipoli campaign had been under way for months.

The campaign would claim the lives of hundreds of thousands and this weekend the nation will pay its respects to all those who paid the ultimate price defending the country in wars and conflicts across the globe.

This Sunday morning, Remembrance Day services will take place across Dartford and Gravesend.

Following the services this weekend, there will also be further ceremonies on Wednesday, November 11 – 97 years after the guns fell silent during the Great War.

Since October 24, poppies have been available to buy in Dartford to raise money for the Royal British Legion, the charity supporting the UK’s armed forces.

Many will be wearing the poppy on Sunday as a sign of respect for fallen soldiers.

Last year marked the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, which saw around 900,000 British and colonial soldiers die.

We have highlighted some of the key ceremonies taking place across the local area, however there will be more taking place locally.

Among the remembrance services taking place this weekend and on

November 11 are:

Dartford:

The service will start at 10.45am on Sunday with a procession from Dartford Borough Museum to the War Memorial, the service will include wreath laying and two minutes silence, followed by a parade by members of local uniformed organisations to complete the commemoration.

Higham:

There will be a service on Sunday at St John’s Church in Higham, starting from 9.30am.

Meopham:

Meopham War Memorial will be hosting a remembrance service on Sunday, starting from 2.45pm.

Gravesend:

A ceremony will be held at Windmill Hill Memorial at Windmill Hill Gardens on Sunday, the parade will start at 10.30am, with the service starting shortly before 11am.

On Wednesday, November 11, Gravesend will host its Community Square Remembrance Service at the Civi Square on Windmill Street, starting with a parade and music from 10.30am, followed by a service starting at 11am.

Swanley:

A remembrance day parade on Sunday will leave the town centre at 2.30pm, with a wreath laying ceremony at St Mary’s Church at 2.45pm, attendees are asked to meet at the Post

Office depot on Nightingale Way at

2.15pm.

Northfleet:

The Hill, Northfleet, Remembrance Service will start with a parade commencing at 10.30am, with the service starting shortly before 11am.

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