We have been invited to join Veterans, community groups, councillors and MPs at the Washington Remembrance Day parade and service at the Cenotaph in Washington Village, joining other scouts from Washington. As scouts, we are proud of our strong community links, and hope that as many young people and adult supporters as possible will attend from our group in full uniform. 

Meet

Sunday 10th November 2019

10.00am The Black Bush Pub Car Park on Village Lane, Washington.

Wear

Full uniform – to include school type or activity trousers.

Dark footwear and a clean, ironed necker. Please don’t wear jeans, tracksuits or hats. 

Don’t forget to wear layers of clothes under your uniform to keep warm. 

Bring

A coat & gloves.

Please try to wear a poppy.

Detail

We will walk to the cenotaph for a short service at 11.00am – the whole thing is over by about 11.30am. Parents collecting young people should meet back in the Black Bush car park, or join the service with the scout group.

Info.

A number of leaders from the Group are attending.

Further information from Jonathan Chicken.


What is Remembrance Day?

Remembrance Sunday 2019 is on 10th November. It is a special day set aside to remember all those men and women who were killed during the two World Wars and other conflicts. At one time the day was known as Armistice Day and was renamed Remembrance Day after the Second World War.

Remembrance Sunday is held on the second Sunday in November, which is usually the Sunday nearest to 11th November. Special services are held at war memorials and churches all over Britain. A national ceremony takes place at the cenotaph in Whitehall, London.