Rochford District honours fallen servicemen and women

Rochford District Council is placing its soldier silhouettes at three spots in the district giving people a chance to remember all those killed in the First World War and subsequent conflicts.

The soldiers will be stationed from November 8 at St Andrew’s Church, Rochford, St Nicolas Church, Great Wakering and The Royal British Legion in Hockley.

Rochford District Council’s chairman, Councillor Robin Dray said: “Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day are two of the most solemn dates in our calendar as we come together to remember the fallen.

“I would like to encourage everyone to take a moment and visit the silhouettes to remember those brave men and women who lost their lives defending our country.”

The council will be flying the Union Flag on Sunday November 10 and Monday November 11 at the Civic Suite and Mill Arts and Events Centre, Rayleigh. Staff will also be observing the two-minute silence.

Mick Ferris

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