Lest we forget – Luton remembers

Luton war memorial
Luton war memorial

This year’s Service of Remembrance will have particular poignance as the country commemorates the centennial of the First World War.

It will take place on Sunday (November 9) from 10.57am at the war memorial outside Luton Town Hall.

A number of organisations will join the parade from Park Street West and the traditional two minutes silence will be observed at 11am. This will start and end with the sounding of the Last Post and Reveille by Alan Norman from the Salvation Army.

Royal British Legion Luton branch president Don Woodcroft will read the exhortation and Kohimah Epitaph.

Wreaths in memory of those who lost their lives will be laid by Bedfordshire’s Deputy Lord-Lieutenant Nazir Jessa, the county’s High Sheriff Colin Osborne and Luton Mayor Cllr Mohammed Farooq, followed by representatives of local ex-service and uniformed organisations.

> There will be a smaller service at the war memorial on Tuesday (November 11).