Hailsham: Two-minute silence in memory of the fallen

THE ROYAL British Legion will hold a two-minute silence to remember the fallen on a date which only comes around once in a thousand years.

This year’s two-minute silence will be held on Friday at 11am on 11-11-11 at the Hailsham War Memorial in Hailsham High Street.

On Sunday, November 13, a Remembrance Service begins a 10.45am preceded by a parade of veterans and a variety of Hailsham youth organisations, which is due to leave the Age Concern car park at 10.30am.

The service will be conducted by the Rev. David Bourne, the Vicar of Hailsham, and the Legion’s padre, the Rev. Peter Clark.

It is also 90th anniversary of the Hailsham War Memorial and during the service a member of Hailsham Town Council Council’s memorial trust will give an address.

The public is invited to go along and support the Legion at these two very important events.

A street collection will be taken on both November 11 and 13 in aid of the Poppy Appeal.

Mike Weller, the chairman of the Royal British Legion Hailsham and District Branch, said, “We rely on the generosity of the public and in the past year they helped us to achieve a total of just over £15,000.

“Our sincere thanks to all those who support us, and in turn support our armed forces.”