'We will never lose them from our hearts': Fallen heroes to be honoured at Remembrance services
PUBLISHED: 16:04 05 November 2019 | UPDATED: 16:25 05 November 2019
Hundreds of people are set to gather as a town falls silent in paying its respects to all those who have lost their lives in battle.
Commemorations will be held as Lowestoft's annual Remembrance Sunday service takes place once more at the war memorial on Royal Plain.
A Lowestoft Town Council spokesman said: "If possible, please arrive on foot and avoid parking in the area close to Royal Plain.
"From 9am to 1pm free parking will be available at the car parks at Royal Green, Claremont Pier, Kirkley Cliff, Clifton Road, Belvedere Road and the Britten Centre. "We are grateful to East Suffolk Council for their assistance with this."
A uniformed parade will form on Claremont Pier at 10.40am on Sunday, November 10 and proceed down the seafront to the war memorial.
It will be headed up by service personnel, including the 7th Parachute Regiment of the Royal Horse Artillery and 3rd Battalion of the Royal Anglians, as well as veterans, uniformed services and cadet forces.
Those attending are asked to assemble at 10.45am ready to observe the two minutes' silence and the service.
Wreaths will be laid as pupils from Ormiston Denes Academy, East Point Academy and Pakefield High deliver poems and readings.
With all welcome to attend the Remembrance service, this year it will be led by chaplains from the Salvation Army, Lowestoft Community Church and the Fishermen's Mission.
The Mayor of Lowestoft, Alice Taylor, said: "Remembrance Day is all about bringing our community together to honour those who have died in conflict.
"They lost their lives defending us but we will never lose them from our hearts and memories".
After Sunday's service the town council will be signing the Armed Forces Covenant.
On Monday, November 11, at 10.45am, a short service will take place at the war memorial on Royal Plain to mark Armistice Day. Wreaths will also be laid at Belle Vue Park and at Lowestoft Cemetery.
This week, ahead of Remembrance Sunday, the town council supported an initiative to place a cross on every war grave in the town.
On Tuesday, the mayor Alice Taylor joined veterans and volunteers to lay crosses on the graves at Lowestoft Cemetery.
Royal Naval Patrol Service Association
With the town's Remembrance Sunday service taking centre stage this weekend, members of the Royal Naval Patrol Service Association will be uniting with other veterans and service personnel at the war memorial on Royal Plain.
A spokesman for the Royal Naval Patrol Service Association said: "Unfortunately, due to a number of reasons, there will be no Remembrance Day service this year on Sunday, November 10 at the Royal Naval Patrol Service memorial in Belle Vue Park, Lowestoft.
"We appreciate everyone's support over the years but this year our wreath, Standard and officials will be at Royal Plain at the town's main Remembrance Day service to which everyone is welcome to attend."