Rochford District Council is placing their soldier silhouettes at three spots in the district, giving people a chance to remember all those killed in the First World War and subsequent conflicts. The soldiers will be stationed from 6th November 2020 at David Wilson Homes, Hullbridge, Hawkwell Village Common, Hockley and St Nicholas Church, Great Wakering.
Rochford District Council’s Chairman, Councillor Robin Dray, said: “Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day are two of the most solemn dates in our calendar. This years’ Remembrance Day arrangements may be slightly different, but we are all still able to take a moment to recognise those who have given their lives protecting this country. “This year we encourage residents – if safe to do so – to stand on their doorsteps to take part in the two-minute silence.”
The Reverend David Oxtoby, Rector of the Parish of Rayleigh will lead a Remembrance Service in Holy Trinity Church.
The Council will also be flying the Union Flag at the Civic Suite, Rayleigh.
Photograph shows the Chairman of Rochford District Council, Cllr Robin Dray with Vice-Chairman Cllr Carole Weston.