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Remembrance Sunday service for WW1 centenary year

West Oxfordshire District Council will pay its respects at a service to mark Remembrance Sunday as part of ongoing commemorations of the centenary of World War One.

The Council’s Chairman, Cllr Norman McRae MBE, is co-ordinating the service on Sunday 9 November at the Memorial Garden in Monahan Way.

A short service will start at 2pm conducted by local Rector, Reverend Bill Blakey, and Cllr MacRae will lay a wreath on behalf of the District Council.

Representatives from Brize Norton Parish Council, Carterton Town Council and The Royal British Legion have been invited to attend along with District councillors and staff.

Whilst the Chairman usually represents the District Council at a memorial service in the District, this service has been organised in special recognition of the centenary.

Cllr MacRae, who lives in Carterton, said: “This simple, small commemorative service will be a formal recognition by the Council of the onset of World War One and gives an opportunity for us to remember those that have fallen in conflict during the last hundred years.”

Posted : 22/10/2014 12:02:00

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