Remembrance Sunday service

Buckinghamshire Council’s Remembrance Sunday wreath-laying service will take place in Aylesbury’s Market Square on 12 November 2023, with the service starting at 10:45am.

This continues the tradition of a Remembrance Day wreath-laying service in Aylesbury, the county town.

Buckinghamshire Council’s Chairman, Councillor Patricia Birchley, will lead the service to remember the armed forces members who have died in the line of duty. Commenting ahead of the Remembrance Sunday service, she said:

“Remembering and honouring those who have fallen in defence of our country during past wars and other military conflicts is of utmost importance. Their selfless dedication and sacrifices have helped preserve the values and freedoms that we hold dear. We will never forget.”

Also attending the service will be the High Sheriff, the Mayor of Aylesbury, MP Rob Butler, Honorary Recorder, 7 Rifles, 710 Squadron, HMS Wildfire, RAF Halton, Royal British Legion, Bucks Fire & Service, Thames Valley Police, as well as several local organisations such as the Guides, prison service and more.

The service will include an introduction by Father Doug Zimmerman, a reading by Aylesbury Branch of RBL Vice Chairman Mr Brian Morris, the playing of the Last Post, two minutes silence, the bugle call Reveille, familiar hymns and readings by other civic dignitaries.

Residents and visitors are welcome to come along to the event and pay tribute to our fallen heroes.

While this is the official Buckinghamshire event, there are also local events being held across the county. Please check your local community website to find out what is happening near you.