About two hundred people gathered at Chandler’s Ford war memorial for Remembrance Sunday service and laying of wreaths this morning.
From 10am this morning, many people started walking towards the war memorial on Hursley Road at St. Boniface church.
At half past ten, representatives from several organisations and members of Scouts started marching towards the war memorial.
Following a two-minute silence, wreath-laying ceremonies took place.
Former Eastleigh Mayor Councillor Jane Welsh attended the service and laid a wreath at the foot of the memorial.
After the service at the War Memorial, many people also attended the morning service inside the church.
The hymns sung this morning included:
- Oh God Our Help in Ages Past
- Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
- Thine be the Glory
- Dear Lord and Father of Mankind, and
- The National Anthem
The St. Boniface choir is a gift to us. They sang beautifully. They led the congregation so well. It was also a blessing to be listening to Hugh Benham playing organ.
I had a conversation with a 92-year-old war veteran after the service today. I’ll write a new blog post about his story soon. Stay tuned.
Did you attend a service of Remembrance today? Please share what you saw and your thought with us. Thank you.
Related post: Meet 92-year-old War Veteran Frank Damerell
Below is a series of posts about Chandler’s Ford War Memorial, and Remembrance Services published on Chandler’s Ford Today:
Post Series: Chandler’s Ford War Memorial Research, by Margaret Doores:
Chandler’s Ford War Memorial:
- Remembrance Sunday Chandler’s Ford 2014
- Remembrance Sunday in Chandler’s Ford: 8 November 2015
- Re-dedication Of Chandler’s Ford War Memorial
- Chandler’s Ford War Memorial Re-dedication
- Story Of Chandler’s Ford War Memorial
- Renovating Chandler’s Ford War Memorial
- My Belgium History Trip – Ypres and Chocolate
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