PICTURES: Garden of Remembrance launched at town hall

12 Regiment Royal Artillery with Worthing mayor Alex Harman outside Worthing Town Hall
12 Regiment Royal Artillery with Worthing mayor Alex Harman outside Worthing Town Hall

The mayor has opened a remembrance garden ahead of Remembrance Sunday.

On Monday, soldiers from 12 Regiment, Royal Artillery based at Thorney Island, near Chichester, joined Worthing mayor Alex Harman to open the Garden of Remembrance at Worthing Town Hall.

A garden of remembrance has been opened outside Worthing Town Hall ahead of Remembrance Sunday

A garden of remembrance has been opened outside Worthing Town Hall ahead of Remembrance Sunday

The soldiers, along with representatives of Worthing-based charity Care for Veterans, dignitaries, military associations and schools, attended the ceremony ahead of Remembrance Sunday, which honours those members of the armed forces who have been killed in conflict.

Following the ceremony, the soldiers returned to Care for Veterans to meet with the veterans the charity cares for, which has now become an annual tradition.

Care for Veterans’ head of fundraising Elizabeth Baxter said: “Remembrance Week is such an important time in order for us to remember those we have lost in conflict. We are very grateful to Major Wells, Sgt Major Walker and the 12 Regiment Royal Artillery for their ongoing support and for taking time to visit our veterans, who always love seeing the soldiers and sharing stories.”

Tomorrow, eight of the residents from Care for Veterans will journey to London to participate in the ceremony at the Cenotaph, to pay their own respects to fallen comrades.

(Left to right) Care for Veterans resident, Richard Means, Sgt Major Walker (12 Regiment Royal Artillery) and Sgt Adam Huber (16 Regiment Royal Artillery)

(Left to right) Care for Veterans resident, Richard Means, Sgt Major Walker (12 Regiment Royal Artillery) and Sgt Adam Huber (16 Regiment Royal Artillery)