Kettering Remembers the Fallen

Published: Thursday, 1st November 2018

Remembrance Day services in Kettering

In the lead up to Remembrance Day, the Royal British Legion has confirmed details of an event for the people of Kettering to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the conclusion of the First World War.

Remembrance Sunday – Sunday, 11th November 2018

A parade will form up at 1.30pm in advance of the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Kettering War Memorial, which will be immediately followed by a service at Kettering Parish Church. After the conclusion of the service, refreshments will be available in the Council Chamber for all those in attendance, including any members of the public.

As the 11th November falls on a Sunday this year, it has been agreed with the Royal British Legion that there will be no formal gathering at the War Memorial at 11am, as is normally the case when the 11th falls on a different day of the week.

The Mayor of Kettering, Councillor James Burton, said:

“The Remembrance Day commemorations in Kettering provide an important opportunity for our community to pay its respects to those who gave their lives for others. It is a major part of our history and the events taking place will help future generations to learn about, and understand, the importance of the sacrifices that were made.”

Allan Short, Royal British Legion, said:

“Remembrance Day is a time for the Kettering community to come together to pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives for their country. With this year marking the 100th anniversary since the conclusion of the First World War, I hope residents will join us in honouring the brave individuals who are gone, but certainly not forgotten.”