Remembrance Sunday, which this year falls on 10 November, is a day for the whole nation to remember and honour those who sacrificed their lives to secure and protect our freedom.
On Sunday 10 November, Bodmin will commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts such as the Falklands War, the Gulf War, and other conflicts such as those in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Bodmin marks Remembrance Sunday in a number of ways. Following a brief but poignant service at the World War I memorial at The Keep at 9.15 a.m. there is a parade and ceremony at the Town War Memorial in Priory Park which commences at 10.00 a.m. Prayers will be followed by the sounding of the Last Post, a two minute silence and the Reveille. A wreath laying service will also take place as part of the ceremony, where civic dignitaries, ex-servicemen and women, members of local armed forces (regular and reserve units) as well as community groups and local organisations will be invited to lay their wreaths in memory of the fallen.
Following the service in Priory Park the Mayoral Party will then salute the War Memorial before leading the procession to St Petroc’s Church for the 11.00 a.m. service.
This year for the first time there will also be a short wreath laying ceremony at the St Lawrence’s Hospital Memorial Clock at 7.50 a.m.
The Act of Remembrance will also be observed on Armistice Day, Monday 11 November, from approximately 10.50 a.m. outside the Shire Hall, Mount Folly and all are welcome to attend.
Bodmin Town Council expresses special thanks to Bodmin Town Band for their support once again this year.
The Mayor of Bodmin, Councillor Jeremy Cooper, warmly welcomes all members of the public to attend these events on both 10 and 11 November.