Reading will once again unite to remember those who have sacrificed their lives to defend our country, in two Remembrance ceremonies this year.
Remembrance Sunday is the day of Reading’s main service and parade, taking place in the town centre on Sunday 12 November.
A Remembrance Service will be held at Reading Minister at 9.25 am, with members of the public invited to attend. There will be readings from, Mr Andrew Try, Lord Lieutenant of the Royal County of Berkshire, Capt. Ian Page, Second in Command HQ Company, 7th Battalion, the RIFLES, and the mayor of Reading, Cllr Tony Page.
Following the Remembrance Service, a march through the town centre led by The Waterloo Band and Bugles of the 7 Rifles. It will leave Reading Minster at around 10.15 am before making its way down to Forbury Gardens. The Remembrance Ceremony at the Forbury War Memorial will include the laying of the wreaths and a two-minute silence at 11am. Reading Residents are welcome to attend.
This year, Saturday 11 November marks Armistice Day. Reading mayor, Cllr Tony Page will lead a two-minute silence at Forbury Gardens War Memorial at 11am. Members of the public are invited to attend.