Forces veterans of all ranks are invited to parade at both the Holybourne and Alton annual Remembrance Day Services on Saturday 9th November and Sunday 10thNovember respectively. This invitation is extended to anyone who has served in any of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.
Saturday 9th November 2019 - Holybourne
Those wishing to parade can gather at St Andrew Endowed School in Holybourne on Saturday 9th November at 10:15am, to march off at 10:45am.
Sunday 10th November 2019 - Alton
For the Alton parade please meet in the Market Square at 10:00am to form up and set off at 10:30am. Veterans will follow current serving personnel to the Cairn, where the service will be held. There will be no need to “book” your place – simply come to either or both the parades. This includes anyone and everyone including those using a wheelchair or mobility aid – all are very welcome.
Former Town Councillor and Town Mayor of Alton, Derek Gardner says “this initiative follows discussions with fellow veterans who suggested that the inclusion of former service personnel in the Holybourne and Alton Remembrance Parades should be re-commenced having ceased some years ago.”
For both parades the Town Council is grateful to Sergeant Tom Bagley from the 613 Squadron Air Cadets who is the Parade Marshall.
For more information about both parades please speak to Samantha Brown at Alton Town Council on 01420 83986 or email email@example.com