CHP observes Remembrance Sunday alongside tenants

Wreath-laying ceremonies and remembrance services took place across many CHP sites last weekend as people gathered to remember those who have died, and those who are still fighting wars.

Remembrance Day is  observed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to commemorate the end of the First World War.

With Armistice Day, November 11th, falling on Saturday, some services took place on Sunday, with one on Friday 10th November.

Services remember the sacrifices of the Armed Forces in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, the special contribution of families and of the emergency services, and innocent civilians who have lost their lives in conflict and terrorism or who continue to be affected.

Barnet residents were given the chance to pay their respects to those who have died in conflicts around the world at a Remembrance Day at Finchley Memorial Hospital on Friday 10th November.

On Sunday 12th November a wreath-laying service was held at Hornsey War Memorial, in front of the Hornsey Central Neighbourhood Health Centre, followed by a service at St Mary with St George Church opposite the site.

Meanwhile at Nelson Health Centre the Mayor of Merton Councillor Gill Manly led the wreath laying ceremony.

The events were attended by representatives of the Armed Forces, veterans, cadets, members of the emergency services, the Royal British Legion and members of the public.


Further events took place 0ver the weekend with South Liverpool Treatment Centre, Kensington Neighbourhood Health Centre, and City of Coventry Health Centre lit up in red to mark Armistice Day.

Armistice Day or Remembrance Day is observed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to commemorate the end of the First World War.

Remembrance Day is a national opportunity to remember the service and sacrifice of all those that have defended our freedoms and protected our way of life. Led by the Royal British Legion Remembrance Day 2023 focused on remembering and honouring Service.

Remembrance unites people of all faiths, cultures, and backgrounds as we remember the Armed Forces, and their families, from Britain and the Commonwealth, the vital role played by the emergency services and those who have lost their lives as a result of conflict or terrorism.

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