The Annual Ipswich Remembrance service organised by the Royal British Legion and Ipswich Borough Council will take place at the Cenotaph in Christchurch Park on Sunday 13 November 2022. The service will start at 10.50am and will be attended by veterans, civic leaders, members of the armed forces, cadets and other organisations. Members of the public are invited to take part and pay their respects.
After the service Laura Wallace, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk, and Councillor John Cook, Mayor of Ipswich, will take the salute at the March Past.
On Armistice Day, Friday 11 November at 11am, local schoolchildren will join veterans at the Fields of Honour in the Old Cemetery for a service of remembrance. Each child will lay a poppy at the grave of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. At the same time, other local school children will lay poppy crosses at the Cenotaph in Christchurch Park for a special service organised by the Royal British Legion. The sounding of maroons will mark the start and end of the two-minute silence.
The Mayor of Ipswich, Cllr John Cook, said:
“We come together at this time each year to remember those who gave their lives to protect our democracy and freedoms. It is important that we as a community continue to reflect on these sacrifices by ordinary people, made on our behalf. It is equally important that we thank those serving today, and offer our support to those members of the armed forces and veterans who need it by buying a Poppy and supporting the Royal British Legion”
This year’s Poppy Appeal was launched by the Mayor on Saturday 29 October.
Photo: Ipswich Mayor, Councillor John Cook wearing a Poppy