668th MAYOR of Hedon, Councillor John Dennis, has made a special appeal for local residents to support the short open-air, World War One memorial service at the War Memorial at the Ivy Lane Cemetery on Monday 4th August 2014.
At 5pm ‘Peace Roses’ will be planted and the Reverend Gordon Smethurst will say prayers and read out the names of Hedon people who lost their lives during the Great War.
“I have asked the Town Council to attend, and I extend the invitation to members of the British Legion and all the residents of Hedon, old and young, to gather there to commemorate the beginning of The Great War, and to honour the brave young men of our town who went to the mud and trenches of the Somme and other battlefields in Northern France and Belgium one hundred years ago.
“Many never returned, and their names will be read out during the service.
“Two Peace roses will be planted to mark the occasion and I hope they serve as a long-lasting tribute to those brave boys. A collection will be taken and proceeds donated to the Help for Heroes Charity.”
MONDAY 4™ AUGUST 2014 AT 5PM AT THE HEDON WAR MEMORIAL