Remembrance Day Parade. Sunday, 13th Nov. 1.40pm – 3pm.

Dear Parents,

Remembrance Day Parade including the 2 minute silence and trumpeter, will take place as usual for young people in Scouting and many other youth groups in Braintree.  Please meet in the car park behind Causeway House at 1.40pm Sunday 13th November, in full smart uniform, wearing a poppy, (safety pin this – they easily fall off!) We march in our groups to Bocking Public Gardens to join dignitaries, V.I.P.s and the general public for a 30 min. Memorial Service, which starts promptly at 2pm. Flag bearers may be asked to lead at the front of the procession.

After the Memorial Service we will all march through town, and Beavers will be collected by their parents at 3pm outside St.Michael’s car park. Older young people will be joining the adults in the church service in St.Michael’s church.

Please feel welcome to stand behind all the young people in the park and join in the memorial service, and walk behind them, or alongside on the path, in the procession through town. The roads will be closed. Many people come out of the shops to witness this special event. The local papers will also be present, taking photographs.

We do hope that all Beavers will be present.  One will be asked to hold the 2nd Braintree Beaver flag, and join other groups for it’s raising and lowering during the memorial service, and holding it marching through town. Please let me know if your Beaver would like to do this special task. (We may need for a couple to take turns and have a ‘reserve’). They will have a belt on to support the flag on it’s pole. I will bring it on 11th Nov. when we will talk about Remembrance Day and make a poppy wreath, at Tabor.

If you know of anybody who has experiences to share of WW2, or any more recent war experiences, and could join us on 11th Nov. for a little chat with the Beavers to help them understand the events, please let me know.

Please let me know if your Beaver will be able to join us at the Remembrance Day Parade.

“They shall grow not old, As we that are left grow old,

Age shall not weary them, Nor the years condemn,

At the going down of the sun, And in the morning,

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM”.

Many thanks.

Bridie

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