Remembrance 2017: Lest we forget

Posted on Thursday 2nd November 2017
Newport Remembrance Sunday road closures 2017

Remembrance Sunday road closures 7am - 12.30pm in Newport city centre

Newport's annual Remembrance Sunday service will be held at the Cenotaph in Clarence Place on Sunday 12 November.

A parade, led by Newport Pipe and Drums Band and the Boys Brigade, will start in High Street at about 10.30am.

Newport's Mayor Councillor David Fouweather and Mayoress Paula Fouweather, accompanied by two mace bearers from Newport Sea Cadets, and Councillor Debbie Wilcox, Leader of Newport City Council, will walk to the Cenotaph.

Representatives from service organisations and other city groups will also be taking part in the parade.

Led by the Bishop of Monmouth, the Right Reverend Richard Pain, the service will take place just before 11am and guns will be sounded to mark the start of the two minute silence before wreaths are laid.

Afterwards, the Mayor, Lord Lieutenant of Gwent, the Commanding Officer of 104th Regiment, the High Sheriff and other dignitaries will take the salute from the parade as participants walk back to High Street.

At 10.45am on Monday 6 November, the Mayor and Mayoress will attend the opening of the Garden of Remembrance next to the Cenotaph.

Reverend Keith Beardmore, the Royal British Legion Chaplain, will lead the service during which a bugler will play the Last Post. The Mayor and others will plant crosses in the garden before the service concludes at 11am.

At 11am on Friday 10 November, Newport City Council employees and visitors to council buildings will join the two minute silence being held nationally to remember and honour all those who have died in conflicts since serving their country.


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