Remembrance Sunday 2018

Remembrance Sunday 2018

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

The Silent Soldiers are life-size silhouettes that will stand in symbolic tribute at locations to be agreed around the village.

They will be present in the community during November and December 2018 as a representation of “Tommy” returning home silently at the end of the war, and to remember those that lost their lives and never returned home. We are keen for local groups and organisations to support this campaign and join the nation in this poignant tribute to lives lost.

The parish council has pledged its support for the Royal British Legion campaign, to commemorate the centenary anniversary of the end of the Great War focusing on the theme of “coming home”

They will be present in the community during November and December 2018, to remember those that lost their lives and never returned home.

Silhouettes can be sponsored by companies, local organisations and individuals at £250 each. You can find out more by downloading the Silent-Solider_Buckinghamshire guide produced by the Royal British Legion.

The Village is holding its annual Remembrance Day Service and Wreath-laying ceremony on Sunday November 11th 2018 at the War Memorial.

“Companies and individuals can join the nation in remembrance by sponsoring a Silent Soldier in our parish.”

In the evening of Sunday November 11th 2018, the village’s residents will join the Nation in celebrating the “Battle’s Over” event with lighting of beacons across the country including one at Waddesdon. Everyone is invited to gather at the Children’s Centre car park down Frederick Street at 6.30pm.

Sunday 11th November Timings:

6.55pm Battle’s Over
A bugler will play the ‘Last Post’ like at many of the 1,000 beacon sites throughout the United Kingdom, involving young people and others paying their personal tribute to those who gave their lives during World War I.

7.00pm Battle’s Over – WWI Beacons of Light
As darkness falls, the beacon will be lit along with more than 1,000 beacons throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories, with the first of these beacons being lit by Her Majesty the Queen at Westminster Abbey, London.

7.05pm Battle’s Over – Ringing out for peace!
Sadly, St Marys Church is under going repair so in the absence of bells Waddesdon is going to fire a 21 rocket salute, timed to conincde in celebration of the end of the First World War.

7.20pm The evening will come to a close with hot and cold refreshments and snacks. It will be great to see as many people as possible attend this poignant event..

Information about Battle’s Over – A Nation’s Tribute can be seen here.

More information about the Silent Soldier campaign can be found here.

5th November 2018