The London Borough of Merton will join the nation for a two-minute silence on Sunday 11 November 2001 at Nelson Hospital Forecourt, Mitcham War Memorial, Wimbledon War Memorial and St. Lawrence’s Church in Morden.
Services are held throughout the UK to remember the millions of men and women who died in the two World Wars and in active service. A two-minute silence is held at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to honour all those who have died in the cause of peace and freedom throughout the world.
Mayor of Merton, Councillor Stuart Pickover said: “I would like to encourage residents of Merton to support the Royal British Legion and give generously to the Annual Poppy Appeal. I would also ask residents and visitors to the Borough to ‘pause to remember’ by observing the two-minute silence”.
The details of the services are as follows:
Nelson Hospital Forecourt, Kingston Road, SW20
Attended by the Mayor of Merton, Councillor Stuart Pickover, Civic Representatives, Royal British Legion, St. Helier Hospital Trust, Nelson Primary Care Trust and the Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth Area Health Authority.
Mitcham War Memorial, Lower Green West, Mitcham
At the British Legion Hall, St Mark’s Road, Mitcham. Attended by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Vivien Guy, Civic Representatives and members of organisations in the Borough.
10.30am parade to Mitcham War Memorial
The Deputy Mayor will take the salute at Lower Green West. Members of the Mitcham Branch of the Royal British Legion will attend.
Wimbledon War Memorial, Wimbledon Village, SW19
Attended by the Mayor of Merton, Councillor Stuart Pickover, Civic Representatives and members of organisations in the Borough. The Mayor will take the salute at the High Street, Wimbledon Village. Members of the Wimbledon Branch of the Royal British Legion will attend.
St. Lawrence’s Church, London Road, Morden
A wreath laying ceremony will take place at Lynch Gate at the entrance to the church, followed by a service inside the Church. Members of the Morden and St. Helier Branch of the Royal British Legion will be in attendance.
For further information contact the Mayor’s office on 020 8545 3517