Locals urged to stay away from Remembrance Sunday event

A short service will be held at the Memorial Stone on Ferrett Green this year for Remembrance Sunday, but Verwood Town Council is urging people not to attend.

Instead, you can listen to it on Verwood’s local radio station, Forest FM (92.3) and it will be live-streamed on Facebook.

The service will be limited to the Mayor Councillor Matthew Parker, Revd. Deborah Matthews and a representative from the Royal British Legion along with the Town Clerk.

The 13 Signal Regiment is hopefully going to send two representatives depending on COVID-19 regulations in place at the time.

The Memorial Stone’s gates will be open from 8.00am to 6.00pm on Sunday for all to lay their wreaths and crosses during the day.

The service will be as follows:

  • At 10.58 the Mayor will read the bidding
  • The Last Post will be played
  • The Exhortation will be read by the Royal British Legion and a young person
  • At 11.00am there will be a two-minute silence
  • The Kohima will then be read
  • Reveille will then be played
  • The Army will lay a wreath followed by the Mayor then the Royal British Legion
  • A poem will be played
  • Revd. Deborah Matthews will say prayers
  • This will end the remembrance service.

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