Nottingham City Council, along with Nottinghamshire County Council, will be working with a range of local groups and partners to mark Nottingham and Nottinghamshire’s fallen on Remembrance Sunday – 10 November and on Armistice Day – 11 November.
Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council have collaborated on a commemorative installation for the evening between 4 and 8pm, which will see cascading poppies projected on to the Victoria Embankment War Memorial to commemorate Nottinghamshire’s fallen.
On Sunday, the Annual Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving will take place at the Victoria Embankment War Memorial, starting at 10.45am with the traditional two minute silence and wreath laying at 11am.
The South Notts Hussars will be having their Service at St Mary’s Church this day as well, and will have their march past at approximately 12noon. In a slight change this year, the procession will start at Pelham Street and then move down to Smithy Row. It will then turn right and fall out at the Brian Clough statue.
Armistice Day is commemorated every year on 11 November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne. Nottingham City Council’s Civic Office will observe the two minutes silence at 11am at the front of the Council House, with the event starting at 10.55am.
Members of the public are welcome to attend all of these events.
Cllr David Mellen, Leader of Nottingham City Council said: “We hope as many people from Nottingham as possible will be able to attend our commemoration events where we remember and pay our respects and thanks to those who lost their lives in conflict. We are proud to be working with a range of partners to provide tributes that will speak to people of all ages.”
Councillor Kay Cutts, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council said:
“These Remembrance events are an important part of our shared history and give us an opportunity to reflect and show our deepest appreciation to those who lost their lives in wars and conflicts over the last century. Services will be taking place at local memorial monuments and churches across the county, including Southwell Minster. It is right that we remember the bravery and the sacrifices of those men and women who gave so much on behalf of our country.”