May 22 2013 Latest news:
By Marijke Cox, Reporter
Sunday, November 11, 2012
The county will fall silent at 11am on Sunday to honour the fallen
The county will fall silent on Sunday as the clock strikes 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month.
Wreaths will be laid at memorials and parades will be held through many of Kent and Medway’s towns to honour those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country, and the soldiers who continue to put their lives at risk today.
Remembrance Day this year falls on Armistice Day, marks the signing of the armistice ending World War One, which occurred at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.
Veterans, dignitaries and families will join together to pay their respects across the county on this important day at observe the two-minute silence at 11am.
Folkestone - ceremony at the war memorial on The Leas at the top of Road of Remembrance, starting at 10.40am.
Dover – a parade will pass through Biggin Street at 10.30am to the war memorial at Dover Town Council offices for a service at 11am.
Deal - a parade and service at the memorial in the Deal hospital forecourt, from 10.50am.
Broadstairs - eremony at the Pierremont war memorial at 10.45am.
Ramsgate - parade starting at 10.40am in Elms Avenue, moving to St George’s Church for wreath laying and a service. At 1pm, wreath laying will take place at Ramsgate cemetery war memorial.
Ashford - cadets will parade from the Territorial Army centre to the memorial gardens in Church Road, for a service at 11am.
Canterbury - wreath laying at war memorial at Buttermarket followed by a service of Remembrance at the cathedral, starting at 10.50am.
Maidstone - parade town centre from 10am with a military contingent marching along Weak Street to join with a civilian contingent in Earl Street. The parade will travel to the Cenotaph for a service at 10.50am.
9am-9.45am, Royal Naval Remembrance Service and wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial, Great Lines, Gillingham.
9.35am-noon, The Deputy Mayor of Medway will attend the Royal British Legion Gillingham Branch Remembrance Day Parade and Service and will meet veterans at the Black Lion Memorial, St Mark’s Church.
10.15am, St Margaret’s Church/Rainham war memorial: Remembrance service and wreath laying ceremony.
10.40am, Parade from The Guildhall Museum to Rochester Cathedral, for British Legion’s Remembrance Day service at 10.50am. A wreath laying ceremony will follow at the Rochester war memorial.
10:45am, Victoria Gardens, Chatham, Remembrance Service.
11am, Brompton war memorial, Wood Street, wreath laying ceremony.
Faversham - wreath laying from 10.45am-11am at Stone Street war memorial followed by a service at Church of St Mary.
Sheerness, the Mayor will attend a service at the Cenotaph. For an extensive list of services in Swale see http://bit.ly/WuV9rH.
Sevenoaks - main service and parade is at 11am at the Vine war memorial at Tubs Hill
Tunbridge Wells - service at the memorial in Mount Pleasant Road at 10.45am.
Tonbridge - service in the memorial gardens at Bradford Street in at 11am.
West Malling - a parade will begin at the Saluting Base, and continue to St Mary’s Church with a service at 2.30pm
Dartford - service at 10.45am with a procession from Dartford Borough Museum to the war memorial.
Gravesham - the main service is being held at the Windmill Hill Memorial gardens from 10.40am.
This year’s Poppy Appeal, run by the Royal British Legion, aims to raise £42 million to help the thousands of service men and women who have put their lives on the line in conflicts past and present.
Community fundraiser for the Legion’s Kent branch, Clare Saunders, said: “Please stand shoulder to shoulder with all who serve by wearing a poppy this Remembrancetide.
“The Armed Forces and their families are pinning their hopes on you.”