Worthing will remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as thinking of those serving their country today, at Sunday’s Remembrance Day service in the town centre (November 11).
The annual Remembrance service and march past will take place at the war memorial, in Chapel Road, with two minutes’ silence starting on the first stroke of the Town Hall clock, at 11am.
Following this, the Mayor’s chaplain, Father Peter Roberts, will conduct the service.
Worthing’s mayor, Charles James, and the Lord Lieutenant of West Sussex, Susan Pyper, will lay wreaths for the fallen from the borough and the county, and will take the salute at the march-past, at about 11.30am.
Mr James said: “I am very proud to represent the town and pleased that so many organisations from Worthing and further afield continue to support our Remembrance service and parade.”
The parade, led by parade marshal Lt (SCC) RNR, Commanding Officer Andrew Seggie, includes the Combined Ex-Services Contingent, with their standard bearers and escorts, and contingents from the Royal British Legion, the Sea Cadet Corps, Army Cadet Corps, Air Training Corps, Sussex Police, West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, St John Ambulance, British Red Cross Society and local Scouts, Sea Scouts and Guide Associations.
The march-past will be led by Worthing’s Salvation Army Citadel Band, whose members will play stirring music for the poignant event.
Those attending the service include honorary aldermen, borough councillors, Worthing youth mayor Cam Hughes, strategic director John Mitchell, Sussex Police Chief Inspector Ian Pollard and Lee Johnston, of the fire and rescue service.
See next week’s Herald for reports and pictures showing how the area remembered the fallen.