THIS weekend we will remember the fallen heroes who gave their lives for their country.

Remembrance Sunday services will be held in towns and cities across the UK this weekend, as people pay tribute to those who fought and died for their country in the two world wars and later conflicts.

Andover’s Remembrance Sunday service takes place at St Mary’s Church.

A parade will get proceedings underway, setting off from Wilko at 10.10am, before heading through Bridge Street, up Eastern Avenue and into Church Close for approximately 10.30am.

Reverend Chris Bradish will then be conducting the service itself from the Garden of Remembrance, just outside St Mary’s church, at 10.45am.

After two minutes’ silence at 11am, the Mayor of Test Valley, Cllr Martin Hatley, will lay the first of the wreaths, followed by the MP for North West Hampshire, Kit Malthouse, the president of the Andover Branch of the Royal British Legion and representatives of the freemen of the borough of Test Valley

Children from local schools will also lay posies of poppies.

Prayers will then be said, and the national anthem sung, before the parade repeats the original route in reverse, departing for the second time at around 11.30am.

Remembrance Day is held on the second Sunday of November – the nearest Sunday to Armistice Day, which takes place on November 11 and marks the end of hostilities in the First World War.

The services held on Remembrance Day allow us to honour the fallen who died in both the First and Second World Wars, as well as the subsequent wars and conflicts since 1945.

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