A two-minute silence will be held at 11am next Sunday (10 November) at the war memorials in both Shepherds Bush and Fulham.
Two separate parades in the north and south of the borough will be followed by the two services.
The silence marks the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 at the end of the First World War, when the guns of Europe fell silent. The ceremonies mark the sacrifices made in that conflict, in the Second World War, and in every conflict since.
“On this day every year we make a special effort to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice, so that we may have the freedoms we now hold dear,” said Mayor of Hammersmith & Fulham, Cllr Daryl Brown.
“This occasion will provide an important focus for the whole community to come together, and reflect on the effort made by people from so many backgrounds for the good of all.”
Parade - Shepherds Bush War Memorial
The procession will begin at Sulgrave Road, off Shepherds Bush Road, at 10.15am before the open-air service at the war memorial on Shepherds Bush Green. Both will be attended by the Mayor of H&F, Cllr Daryl Brown.
The service will be conducted by Father Richard Nesbitt of Our Lady of Fatima church and Reverend Cameron Collington of St Simon’s church.
After the service, there will be a march past in Shepherds Bush Road where the Mayor will take the salute before the parade is dismissed in Westwick Gardens.
Parade - Fulham War Memorial
The procession will begin at Parsons Green at 10.20am and march down New Kings Road to the Fulham War Memorial open-air service in Vicarage Garden. Both will be attended by the Deputy Mayor of H&F, Cllr Mercy Umeh.
The service will be led by Penny Seabrook, Vicar of All Saints’ church, Fulham.
The service will be followed with a march across Fulham High Street to Fulham House where the Deputy Mayor will take the salute before the parade is dismissed.
Residents are welcome to take part in just the services by going to either Shepherds Bush Green or Vicarage Garden before 11am.
View images from the parades on the H&F instagram account.
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