Call to wear medals of lost relatives

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By Somerset Guardian | Thursday, November 08, 2012, 11:00

Organisers of this year's Act of Remembrance in Midsomer Norton and Radstock are calling on the children and grandchildren of veterans to wear their relatives' medals with pride on Sunday.

In Midsomer Norton the parade will be assembling at 10.30am at Midsomer Norton Social Club before marching down the High Street to the War Memorial.

The parade is being led by the Midsomer Norton Silver Band.

The service at the War Memorial will start at 10.50am with a two-minute silence at 11am before heading to St John's church for a Service of Remembrance.

Following the service the salute will be taken at the War Memorial before the parade disperses.

The parade commandeer is Dave Rose, who is an ex-Regimental Sergeant Major with the Somerset Light Infantry.

Their will be chairs set out at the War Memorial for those attending the Act of Remembrance but are unable to march or stand.

Ar Radstock, the service will take place at the War Memorial in the Miners Memorial Garden at 2pm. The service will be taken by the Rev Sue Greatorex and there will be a bugler.

Parade marshal and Midsomer Norton and Radstock Royal British Legion branch secretary Rob Fairweather said: "We are hoping that former Bevin Boys and Land Girls will join us and we are also appealing to the children and grandchildren of veterans to march with us."



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