Wellington Town Council will once again be giving its support for Armed Forces Day tomorrow with the laying of a poppy wreath at the town’s war memorial and the ashes of remembrance crosses scattered. Mayor Gary James will be joined by other town councillors in Wellington Park, Courtland Road, at 10am for the occasion and invites all members of the public to join the ceremony.
Members of the Royal British Legion Wellington branch and Army cadets will accompany the Mayor and . A prayer will be given as well as the exhortation by President of the town’s British Legion , Michael Rose.
Armed Forces Day aims to raise awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in HM Armed Forces and to provide an opportunity for the nation to show their support and respect.
Councillor James said: “The Town Council wanted to formally express its gratitude and respect to the men and women who have served and currently are serving our country. We also wish to recognise the hard work they have carried out.”
Residents and visitors who would like to mark the occasion are welcome to join the Mayor for the ceremony. The Friends of Wellington Park are providing seating for veterans. Please contact Pete Critchard on 01823 668698 if required.
For more information about Armed Forces Day log onto the website at www.armedforcesday.org.uk