Lest we forget: two-minute silence to be held Sunday at war memorials in Shepherd’s Bush and Fulham

A two-minute silence will be held at 11am on Sunday at the war memorials in Shepherd’s Bush and Fulham.

The silence marks the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 at the end of the First World War, when the guns of Europe fell silent.

The ceremonies mark the sacrifices made in that conflict, in the Second World War, and in every conflict since.

Local Brownies and Cubs lay poppies at Fulham War Memorial

Parade – Shepherd’s Bush War Memorial

The procession will begin at Sulgrave Road, off Shepherd’s Bush Road, at 10.15am before the open-air service at the war memorial on Shepherd’s Bush Green.

Both will be attended by the Mayor of Hammersmith and Fulham, Councillor Daryl Brown.

The service will be conducted by Father Richard Nesbitt, of Our Lady of Fatima church and Reverend Cameron Collington, of St Simon’s church.

After the service, there will be a march past in Shepherd’s Bush Road where the Mayor will take the salute before the parade is dismissed in Westwick Gardens.

Parade – Fulham War Memorial The procession will begin at Parsons Green at 10.20am and march down New King’s Road to the Fulham War Memorial open-air service in Vicarage Garden.

Two minutes of silence at war memorial

Both will be attended by the Deputy Mayor of Hammersmith and Fulham, Cllr Mercy Umeh.

The service will be led by Penny Seabrook, associate vicar of All Saints’ church, Fulham.

The service will be followed by a march across Fulham High Street to Fulham House, where the Deputy Mayor will take the salute, before the parade is dismissed.

Residents are welcome to take part in just the services by going to either Shepherd’s Bush Green or Vicarage Garden before 11am.

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