Lest we forget - Remembrance Sunday 2017

A photograph of poppies
Remembrance Sunday takes place on 12 November 2017

Remembrance Sunday 12 November 2017 - Memorial Service at the City War Memorial, Old Eldon Square.

The Lord Mayor of Newcastle will lead a service of remembrance on Sunday 12 November 2017.

Cllr Linda Wright will observe two minutes’ silence at 11am at the City War Memorial in Old Eldon Square.

The Remembrance Sunday Service is to commemorate military and civilian servicemen and women who died in the two world wars and in all later conflicts.

Every year scores of serving personnel, veterans and their families turn out to pay their respects and lay wreaths. Members of the public are encouraged to attend to show their support for the armed forces community.

Cllr Wright said: “We owe a huge debt of gratitude to all those fought in the First and Second World Wars, in particular to those who never came back.

“We can be rightly proud of our brave men and women who have fought in all conflicts and in their service to Queen and country put themselves in harm’s way for the greater good.

“Newcastle is a city with a long and proud military tradition and I look forward to another big turn out to pay our respects on this Remembrance Sunday.”

After the service, serving personnel, cadets, veterans associations and ex tri service personnel will process to the dais in front of Grey's Monument, where the Lord Mayor will take the salute at the March Past of the Parade.

Notes to editors

  • Before the service the Lord Mayor will place wreaths on The Renwick War Memorial, The Burma Star Memorial, The Memorials to the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and The South African War Memorial.
  • At 10am serving personnel, cadets, veterans associations and ex tri service personnel will form up on Ceremonial Way at the Civic Centre to parade to Old Eldon Square.
  • Ex services personnel (who are not members of veterans associations) are welcome to join the parade this year and march the route with along with the serving personnel, cadets and veterans’ associations. You can view the invitation here.