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Remembering our fallen heroes

Remembrance services will be held in both Ilkeston and Long Eaton on Sunday 13 November as the Mayor, Councillor John Sewell BEM, invites residents to join him in honouring our fallen heroes.

In Ilkeston a parade will begin at South Street car park, with anyone who wishes to join asked to assemble no later than 10.15am in order to march to the Cenotaph in the Market Place at 10.35am. Residents who do not wish to parade are invited to the morning service at St Mary’s Church at 10am before proceeding to the Cenotaph to join the service.

In Long Eaton a parade will begin at West Gate, with anyone who wishes to join asked to assemble no later than 10.15am. At 10.30am, the parade, led by the Long Eaton Silver Prize Band, will march to the War Memorial outside St Laurence’s Church. Those who attend the 9.30am Mass at St Laurence’s Church, including Deputy Mayor, Councillor Chris Corbett, will join the parade at 10.45am when the service will begin.

The Mayor of Erewash, Councillor John Sewell BEM, says:

“It is vital that we never forget those who gave their lives in the service of our country. Both Ilkeston and Long Eaton will host remembrance services to allow everyone to give thanks and respect to our fallen heroes. I am honoured to be able to lay a wreath at the Ilkeston Cenotaph and look forward to being with so many of you on such an important day. Lest we forget.”

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