‘In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.’
– John McCrae
Bournemouth Commemoration this Sunday 14 November.
Bournemouth’s Annual Service of Remembrance and Parade will take place at the War Memorial in the Central Gardens. The commemoration will be attended by the Mayor of Bournemouth, Councillor David Kelsey, and the Bournemouth Charter Trustees and Civic Dignitaries.
The parade will be led by The Salvation Army Band who will play the bugle alongside the Field Gun Display Team to mark the start and end of the two-minute silence.
The Service commences at 10:55am and will be led by Reverend Dr Ian Terry, with music provided by the Salvation Army Boscombe Band and the Bournemouth Combined Cadet Force Band.
Please be advised that Braidley Road, Bourne Avenue and Avenue Road will be closed to vehicle access from 9:00am until 1:00pm.
Photo: Chris Sansbury, Unleash