Littlehampton paid its respect to the fallen on Sunday 8th November as a group of 12 representatives were present to lay wreaths and observe a two-minute silence on behalf of the Townspeople as part of the Remembrance Sunday event organised by Littlehampton Town Council and the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Members of the public observed the two-minute silence outside their front doors as part of the ‘Remember at Home’ campaign.
Those present to lay wreaths for the fallen included the Chairman of Arun District Council Councillor Amanda Worne, Mayor of Littlehampton Councillor David Chace, Deputy Mayor Councillor Michelle Molloy on behalf of Lord Lieutenant’s Representative for Her Majesty The Queen and Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal organiser, Derek Moore MBE who was also representing the army. They were joined by representatives from the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Arun and Littlehampton Veterans Breakfast Clubs, County Council, Traders Partnership and the Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrats political parties.
A small service took place by the War Memorial conducted by Father Mark Williams of St Mary’s Church. Father Williams started the service with an opening prayer before the Exhortation was read by Derek Moore MBE. A bugler was present to play the Last Post and Reveille either side of the two-minute silence at 11am. Representatives of the Townspeople then laid their wreaths on the North and South sides of the memorial, said the Lord’s Prayer and sang one verse of the National Anthem before Father Williams gave a final blessing.
The Mayor of Littlehampton, Councillor David Chace said: “Whilst Remembrance Sunday looked considerably different this year, I am glad we were able to come together to commemorate the servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. We thank members of the public for supporting the ‘Remember at Home campaign’ and donating to the Poppy Appeal.’’
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