Kentish Express: District's fallen heroes remembered at services

Kentish Express: District's fallen heroes remembered at services

Article by Rhys Griffiths for the Kentish Express - published 18 November 2021

Services of remembrance for those who gave their lives in war have been held across the district.

Folkestone's Remembrance Sunday commemoration took place at the town's war memorial at the top of the Road of Remembrance.

Hundreds gathered for the service - led by the Town Mayor's Chaplain - which saw wreaths laid at the foot of the memorial by dignitaries including Folkestone and Hythe MP Damian Collins and veterans.

Once the service concluded, the parade formed up and marched down Sandgate Road to the town hall where the salute was taken by the Mayor of Folkestone.

A service and parade was also held in Hythe, as the nation came together to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

On Thursday, Armistice Day itself, the annual Act of Remembrance, led by Father Kevin Jacobs of the Church of St Mary in Castro, Dover, was held at the National Memorial to the Few on the clifftop at Capel-le-Ferne.

Trustees, staff members and volunteers joined villagers to pay their respects to the fallen during the short but poignant service, and a number of wreaths were laid at the Memorial as part of the ceremony.

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Promoted by Stephen James for and on behalf of Damian Collins, both of Folkestone & Hythe Conservative Association both at 4 West Cliff Gardens, Folkestone, Kent CT20 1SP


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