Kingston’s residents, veterans, and armed forces community will come together to mark Rembrance Sunday tomorrow in a series of events across the borough.
The Royal British Legion has worked closely with Kingston Council to honour those men and women, past and present, that have sacrificed themselves in the name of freedom and security.
Services will be held in four locations from 9.30am tomorrow as Kingston looks to change our thinking about the annual commemoration of Armistice Day.
Councillor Julie Pickering, Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, said: “This year, we’re working with the The Royal British Legion to re-think remembrance.
“Kingston’s Remembrance Sunday events will not only honour those from our past, they will also honour the present, reminding us that we are supporting a new generation of veteran – men and women who, during more recent conflicts, have made great sacrifices overseas to help protect the rights and freedoms of others.”
Services begin in New Malden at 9.30am, with the laying of the wreath at the War Memorial on High Street, before Kingston, Surbiton, and Chessington mark the two minutes’ silence with parades starting from 10.45am.
Residents are invited to share photographs from the events on social media using the hashtag #KingstonRemembers.
“There will be moments of quiet reflection, matched with colourful commemorations that will see cadets and other groups march alongside the borough’s decorated war veterans,” Cllr Pickering added. “However you wish to mark the occasion, please join us in showing the nation that Kingston remembers.”