Mayor of Worcester to mark VJ Day anniversary

The Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Stephen Hodgson

The Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Stephen Hodgson, will release a video message on Sunday to mark the anniversary of VJ Day, the last day of the Second World War. VE Day in May 1945 marked the end of the Second World War in Europe, but the fighting continued in the Far East for more than three more months. It was only with the announcement of Impe...

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Remembrance in the lockdown

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The Mayor of Worcester is asking city residents to remember the fallen and support the Poppy Appeal from home during the new lockdown. The normal war memorial ceremony and military parade have been cancelled and the new lockdown rules mean that Worcester Cathedral's remembrance service will not be open to the public. Veterans and other residents ar...

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Mark Remembrance Sunday from home, says Mayor of Worcester

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The Mayor of Worcester is calling on Worcester residents, members of the armed forces and veterans to mark Remembrance Sunday from home this year. The impact of the pandemic and the need for social distancing mean that the traditional Civic Procession from the Guildhall to the Cathedral, the Military Parade and the ceremonial laying of wreaths at t...

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Memorial service to remember those we have lost in the last year

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 A special memorial service is being held at Astwood Crematorium and Cemetery on Thursday December 5. This is an opportunity for people from across Worcester to come together and remember the loved ones they have lost over the past year. Tickets are free, however numbers are limited to 100, so local residents are being encouraged to apply for ...

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We will remember them: Sunday 10 November

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Worcester's main Remembrance Sunday commemoration on Sunday November 10 is our community's opportunity to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today, both in the two World Wars and subsequent conflicts worldwide. A service will take place at Worcester Cathedral at 10.00am, followed by a wreath-laying cere...

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Poppy Appeal to be launched at Guildhall

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The Mayor of Worcester will be joined by members of the Royal British Legion to launch the annual Poppy Appeal at Worcester's Guildhall on Saturday, October 26. City residents are encouraged to come along to the poignant event, which will start at 10.25pm and see standard bearers and cadets gathering outside the Guildhall gates before a poppy drop ...

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Worcester flag flies to show support for Armed Forces

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 The Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Allah Ditta, was joined by military personnel and councillors yesterday to observe the raising of the Armed Forces Day Flag over the Guildhall. Armed Forces Day takes place on Saturday 29 June, but commemorations begin on Monday 24 June when the Armed Forces Day flag was raised on buildings and famous landmarks ar...

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