Annual Remembrance Day celebrated in Leicester

This years annual Remembrance Day will be celebrated on Sunday 12 November, with a parade held at Leicester’s Victoria Park.

The service and parade will include military veterans, local civic dignitaries and members of the public expected to make up a crowd of around 3,000 people. It will commemorate the nations fallen servicemen and women who lost their lives during the First and Second World War.

The parade will set off from De Montfort Hall, making its way along the new Centenary Walk, through Victoria Park to the Arch of Remembrance before the service commences at 10.55am.

The Remembrance Day service will be held at Leicester’s Victoria Park

The Bishop of Leicester, the Right Reverend Martyn Snow, will be leading the service which centres around the symbolic two-minute silence at 11am.

Members of the public wishing to attend are requested to be at the memorial by 10.40am, where they will be invited to lay wreaths at the end of the service.

Some public seating will be available together with a reserved area for disabled guests, after the parade returns to De Montfort Hall.

Road closures will be in place from 9.30am and access to both Granville Road and Regent Road will be restricted during this time. Access to the car park will be available only until 10am. Roads will then reopen at the end of the event.

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