THIS weekend we will remember the fallen heroes who gave their lives for their country.

Remembrance Sunday services will be held in towns and cities across the UK, as people pay tribute to those who fought and died for their country in the two world wars and later conflicts.

Basingstoke’s Remembrance Sunday service takes place at the War Memorial.

Residents are invited to join the mayor of Basingstoke and Deane to honour the fallen, with poppy wreaths to be laid at the monument outside the council’s office following a two minutes’ silence at 11am.

The mayor Cllr Diane Taylor will be joined by local dignitaries and representatives from the armed forces, police, fire service and local associations, schools and organisations.

After the service Cllr Taylor will take the salute from the parade which will then set off on the streets of Basingstoke.

This year the parade routes have changed.

The march will commence from the bandstand in War Memorial Park arriving at the War Memorial, 10.45am. Following the service, the parade will march through the Top of the Town to the end of London Street. There will not be a marquee.

There will be a temporary road closure to allow the parade to march safely across New Street from London Road into London Street.

This will be in place between sometime 11:45am and 12:15pm for approximately 15 minutes.

An Armistice Day service will also take place on Monday morning.

The Mayor will again be laying a wreath at 11am at the War Memorial. Any members of the public, who wish to do so, may attend.

Remembrance Sunday is held on the second Sunday of November – the nearest Sunday to Armistice Day, which falls on November 11 and marks the end of hostilities in the First World War.

The services held on Remembrance Day allow us to honour the fallen who died in both the First and Second World Wars, as well as the subsequent wars and conflicts since 1945.

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