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Chelmsford set to remember dead soldiers
8:00am Monday 4th November 2013 in News
CHELMSFORD will remember those who died or have been injured in conflicts.
The Remembrance Day parade will go through the city on Sunday ahead of the two minutes silence at the War Memorial in Duke Street at 11am.
The veterans march will depart from Cornhill at 10.30am and will lead up Duke Steet before reaching the memorial outside the Civic Centre.
A service will be led at the monument by vice dean of Chelmsford the Rev Canon Ivory Moody while wreaths will be laid around the structure.
Mayor of Chelmsford Trevor Miller will lay a wreath on behalf of citizens in the city and said he hopes people come along on Sunday to pay their respects to those who battled for the country.
Mr Miller said: “We all owe so much to our armed forces who have fought, died and been injured defending us.
“Since 1921, the Royal British Legion’s mission has been to help those members of the serving and ex-service community who needed it.
“The Poppy Appeal provides the main source of funds to maintain the Legion’s many welfare and benevolent schemes in which over 100,000 people are helped each year.”
Rolling road blocks will be set up by police during the parade.
The roads involved are Market Road, Victoria Road South, Duke Street and Rainsford Road up to the junction with Parkway.
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