Merton honours Britain’s armed forces
Merton Council will be honouring the bravery of Britain’s armed forces with Remembrance services on Wednesday 11 November in Merton’s civic centre and at the Clock Tower, Fair Green, Mitcham, both at 10.50am.
Sunday 8 November will also see services held at Nelson Hospital forecourt, Kingston Road, starting at 9am; Mitcham War Memorial, Lower Green West, Mitcham, and Wimbledon War Memorial,
Wimbledon Village, both at 10.40am; and St. Lawrence’s Church, London Road, Morden, at 10.30am.
Merton Mayor Councillor Nick Draper said: “The bravery and dedication of our soldiers, both now when they are so often in the news, and in the past have protected Britain and the world against invasion, persecution and extremism.
“It is essential we remember them – especially at this time of year – and help the Royal British Legion give them the support they need by giving generously to the Poppy Appeal which funds a wide variety of welfare and benevolent schemes for soldiers and for their families.”
Deputy Leader of Merton Council Councillor Samantha George said: “Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day on 11 November are both chances for people to remember the very great sacrifices our armed forces make and have made for us in the past.
“I hope as many people as possible will be able to come to at least one of the services being held in the borough to honour our soldiers and their families.”