Remembrance Service & Parade, Victoria Park, Leicester

As High Sheriff of Leicestershire I had the honour of laying a wreath in memory of all those who had given their lives from Leicestershire’s Judiciary and Prison Service at Remembrance Service & Parade, Victoria Park, Leicester.

The service was led by the Bishop of Leicester and a reading from former Regimental Sergeant Major, Roger Jones, formerly of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment (The Tigers). The Seaforth Highlanders Pipes and Drums led the march past, and a piper played the moving lament ‘Flowers of the Forest’.

The High Sheriff’s Police Cadets, Danni and Harvey, did a wonderful job taking part in the march past and the laying of a wreath at the Arch. The Choir from Leicester Cathedral provided a full voice to the hymns.

The solemn and moving occasion held in front of the Arch of Remembrance in Victoria Park to remember, and give thanks, to all those who have given their lives. The striking Arch, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, was built as a memorial to those who died during the Great War and was orientated to view the sunrise between the arches on the 11th November each year.

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