The Mayor of Guildford Cllr Marsha Moseley and Brig. Roger Hood QVRM TD DL, and other dignitaries joined local veterans, cadet organisations and community groups for the annual Service of Remembrance at the Holy Trinity Church on Sunday.
The civic procession left the Guildhall at 9.30am to make its way to the church for the service at 9.45 am. After the service the Mayor took the salute on the pavement outside the church and the civic procession followed the parade to the Castle grounds for the wreath laying ceremony.
The Mayor, Cllr Marsha Moseley, said:
“It was very poignant to be able to come together in person again to remember those who have died in military conflicts. We will forever remember them. Remembrance Day is an important part of history for the nation and Guildford. It’s important that we continue to honour the bravery of those service men and women who fought on behalf of our freedom.”
Cllr Tom Hunt, Armed Forces Champion, said:
“Remembrance Sunday is very personal to all of us, as we remember family, friends and loved ones who have served our country, but it also unites communities in respect and reflection. I hope that local people find our war memorials places to reflect and honour those who gave up so much for the lives we now get to live.”
A ceremony to mark Armistice Day was also held on Thursday 11 November at the Guildhall, with a two minute silence observed at 11am. The ceremony was attended by Commander Susan Lochner DL, the Mayor, Cllr Marsha Moseley, the Leader of the Council, Cllr Joss Bigmore, Managing Director, James Whiteman and Revd Tom Pote of Holy Trinity, as well as a number of local veterans and representatives of local community groups.