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Coventry Remembers

Coventry’s city centre will come to a respectful standstill today when ‘The Last Post’ rings out across the Precinct shopping areas.

A short remembrance service, attended by the Lord Mayor Councillor Mrs Joan Wright, will be held on the third floor of West Orchards Shopping Mall and broadcast into the Precinct.

As the final note of ‘The Last Post’ dies away there will be a two minutes silence in honour of the war dead.

It is hoped that shoppers will honour the silence as they have done in previous years. The public is welcome to attend the remembrance service and staff will be on duty at the entrances to West Orchards to inform people of the two minutes’ silence.

The ceremony will start at 10.50 am when Councillor Bill McKernan, a prime mover in the West Orchards Remembrance Service started five years ago, will give a short address of welcome.

The Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Sheila Collins will also be present, as well as council colleagues, members of the British Legion and the emergency services.

As the ceremony starts, two soldiers of the Territorial Army will lower a Union Jack to half-mast on the Upper Precinct bridge link.

The Reverend David Urquhart, Vicar of Holy Trinity Church, will say prayers and poppies will cascade from the dome of West Orchards during the two minutes silence.

A bugle will signal the end of the silence, at which moment a British Legion representative will deliver the Exaltation.

MORE INFORMATION:  Advent Communications  024 76 633636

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