An Invitation to Remember
Last Updated: 22 Oct 2012 10:56am
The Worshipful the Mayor of Dartford, Councillor Ann Allen, is inviting Dartford's residents to wear their poppy with pride and join her at this year's Remembrance Day Parade and Service.
Poppies will be available from sellers around the Borough from Saturday 27 October with all proceeds going to the Royal British Legion.
Dartford's Remembrance Day Service takes place on Sunday 11 November, starting at 10.45am with a procession from Dartford Borough Museum to the War Memorial.
The service, which includes wreath laying and a two minute silence, then follows.
After the service, a march past and parade by members of local uniformed organisations completes the commemoration.
Please note that Market Street will be closed to traffic from 10.30am until 11.45am.
Councillor Allen said, "As Mayor it has been my privilege to meet and spend time with our splendid ex-servicemen and women to whom Dartford owes such a debt. I joined them for United Service Day, honouring the few for the Battle of Britain services and proudly waving them off to represent Dartford at the National Arboretum.
This year is the 95th anniversary of the Armistice and shortly after the First World War the British Legion was formed to help ex-servicemen and women who fought to preserve our freedom.
Today servicemen and women are still gallantly struggling to keep peace and defend the freedom we hold so dear just as those splendid men and women I met earlier this year did.
On Remembrance Day it will be my privilege to remember those citizens of Dartford who have made the supreme sacrifice.
Can I ask you to give generously to this year's Poppy Appeal. Wear your poppy with pride and on Remembrance Day wherever you are and whatever you are doing please observe the two minute silence so that Dartford will never forget."