Merton remembers

Merton Council will be honouring the brave men and women of the Armed Forces next week through a series of remembrance services across the borough.

On Thursday 11 November the Mayor of Merton Councillor Oonagh Moulton will be taking part in a service at the Civic Centre in Morden starting at 10.50am. The service will be conducted by Reverend Mary Bide, the Mayor’s Chaplain and Rector of the Parish of Wimbledon.

At the same time, 10.50am, in Mitcham, Merton’s Deputy Mayor Councillor Margaret Brierly will take part in another service at the Clock Tower on Fair Green.

On Sunday 14 November numerous acts of Remembrance will take place across the borough. These include services at the Nelson Hospital Forecourt, Mitcham War Memorial, Wimbledon War Memorial and St Lawrence’s Church Morden. All services are organised in conjunction with the local Royal British Legion branch, and at each there will be wreath-laying ceremonies and a formal salute.

Mayor of Merton, Councillor Oonagh Moulton said:

“This year, we particularly remember the men and women who are serving in the Armed Forces on active service and peace-keeping duties. We also remember the many people who gave their lives in the two World Wars and in other conflicts since then.

“I would please ask everyone to give generously to the 2010 Poppy Appeal and support the services of Remembrance to be held in the borough.”