Chelmsford City Council

Local groups sought to pay respects in Chelmsford's WWI Centenary Parade

Chelmsford City Council's centenary plans for the Chelmsford City Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service are underway - and local community and service organisations are sought to take part.

Each year, the Mayor of Chelmsford leads a Remembrance Parade from the War Memorial in Duke Street, Chelmsford, on Sunday 11 November at 10.50am. The Mayor joins veterans and members of the public in paying respect to all those who continue to serve in the Armed Forces, as well as those who gave their lives during previous wars.

This year, Armistice Day marks 100 years since the end of the First World War. To commemorate the centenary, this year's parade is being significantly extended and the Mayor is welcoming applications from community groups, community or service organisations who wish to participate.

The Mayor of Chelmsford, Councillor Yvonne Spence, says, "On 11 November, 1918, the people of Chelmsford  An estimated 272 soldiers from the Chelmsford area never returned from the war, and many of those who did were affected for the rest of their lives by their experiences - as were their families, friends and entire communities.

"On the centenary of the Armistice, it is fitting to bring our entire community together to mark this momentous occasion and to honour the sacrifice made by all those who gave their todays for our tomorrows."

Any organisation wishing to take part is invited to apply by email to by Wednesday 15 August 2018. 

Wednesday 1 August 2018

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