People will line the streets of Grantham on Sunday to pay their respects to the nation’s war dead as the Remembrance Parade makes its way through town.
The parade will start at Grantham bus station at 10.20am and make its way along High Street to St Wulfram’s Church for an 11am service conducted by the rector, Fr Stuart Cradduck. This will be followed by the laying of wreaths at the war memorial in the church grounds and the return of the parade along the High Street to the station.
A ceremony will be held at 3pm to close the Garden of Remembrance.
The Garden of Remembrance was opened last Sunday in a solemn ceremony attended by members of the armed forces, veterans and the Mayor of Grantham. The garden is located on the green in St Peter’s Hill.
Mayor of Grantham Coun Linda Wootten said: “It’s always a poignant moment to place a cross in the garden of remembrance to pay respect to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in both world wars .
“This ceremony is followed by the laying of a wreath on the post 1945 memorial, for those brave men and women who have given lives in latter day conflicts. We honour them and will always remember them.”
Children from St Anne’s Primary School in Grantham attended their annual Remembrance service at the cemetery on Wednesday. The service was conducted by the Rev David Shenton. The children placed crosses with poppies on the graves of servicemen.