Ealing will join the country in commemorating the sacrifice of our armed forces, past and present as part of Armistice Day (11 November), and Remembrance Sunday (12 November).
Members of the public are invited to join councillors who will be observing a two-minute silence outside Ealing Town Hall at 11am on Saturday 11 November.
Remembrance Sunday events will also take place across the borough on Sunday, 12 November.
There will be a service at Ealing War Memorial on Ealing Green, in front of Pitzhanger Manor when a two-minute silence will take place at 11am. The mayor of Ealing, Councillor Simon Woodroofe is attending and will be joined by the deputy leader of the council, Councillor Ranjit Dheer.
The local branch of the Royal British Legion also will be marching to Greenford War Memorial on Greenford Broadway from its headquarters in Oldfield Lane South for a public service at 11am. This will be attended by council leader Julian Bell and deputy mayor, Councillor Tejinder Dhami.
A short service will take place at the war memorial on the Green in Southall, followed by a two minute silence at 11am. The congregation will then parade through King Street into St Johns Church in Church Road for a service. This will be attended by the immediate past Mayor, Councillor Dr Patricia Walker, and the council’s chief executive, Paul Najsarek.
Councillor Julian Bell said: “When you look at the many, many names carved into the borough’s war memorials it brings home to you what a sacrifice they made on behalf of their country. Remembrance Day is a chance to honour and respect that sacrifice.”
The Mayor and Acton Councillors will attend the Acton Hospital Remembrance service at Acton Care Centre at 3pm on Sunday, 5 November which is traditionally held a week before Remembrance Sunday. Injured servicemen were cared for at Acton Hospital in Gunnersbury Lane, following the First World War and it later became a living war memorial.
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