CENTENARY OF WORLD WAR ONE ARMISTICE
On the 11th November 2018, the nation will be acknowledging the centenary of WW1 Armistice. This will be a very special time to remember and commemorate the men from our parish and beyond who gave their lives. Gt. Waltham will pay tribute to those men at the annual Remembrance Sunday Parade.
Also in commemoration of the many that were killed or came home dreadfully wounded, approximately a thousand Beacons of Light will be lit at 7 pm on 11th November 2018 throughout the United Kingdom.
Gt. Waltham community organisations have agreed to light a beacon at the Recreation Ground at 7pm that night. There will be a peal of bells at 7.05 pm. The Beacons will symbolise the 'light of hope' that emerged from the darkness of war.
The Parade in the morning will be marching from Duffries Close to the War Memorial by the usual route along Hatchfields and into the Main Road. The service at the memorial will be longer as the names of the WW1 men who gave their lives will be read out. The Last Post will be played at 11 am and wreaths laid.
Prayers will be read and the Piper will play a lament. The parade will then follow the choir into the church.
There will also be a service at 9.30 am at Ford End at the war memorial and then in the church.
Precise details will be published in the November edition of the Parish News.