Sunday, November 8, 2009

Wesham Honours the Fallen on Remembrance Sunday

Wesham Pays its' Respects

Wesham's Community attended in large numbers at the Remembrance Day Service .Wreaths were layed by the following organisations:-Medlar-with-Wesham Town Council; Fylde Borough Council; St Joseph's Catholic Church; The Armed Forces; Christ Church Wesham;Lancashire Constabulary;St John Ambulance;The Scout Association;The Guide Association;St Joseph's Catholic Primary School; Medlar-with-Wesham C.E Primary School; Wesham and Treales Christ Church Youth Group;Kirkham and Fylde Rural Lions; Mrs Evelyn Ogden, Wesham Community Pride Trust and members of the public.

The Service was officiated by Rev Dr Alan Leeson.
The Remembrance Service has, over the years, increased in numbers attending at the Memorial. For the organisers it was particularly pleasing to see so many young people attending and laying wreaths.
"They shall not grow 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"

The Last Post and Reveille was played by Ben Wood from the 2 Rifles Regiment.

A poem was read by the Mayor, Councillor Linda Nulty:-
In Flanders Fields
In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the Crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago We live, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were Loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields.
Take up your quarrel with the foe; To you from failing hands we throw The torch be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields. John Macrae

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