Every year, the Sunday closest to Armistice Day, 11 November, becomes Remembrance Sunday; tributes are then made to all those who have died in active service.
North Tawton, this year, will commemorate Armistice Day at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month by gathering at the steps of the Town Hall to remember the end of the First World War and all who gave their lives then, and since.
The Royal British Legion – North Tawton Branch – will set the boom at 11am followed by the Last Post. At the 11th minute of the 11th hour, the Two Minute Silence will be observed, followed by the Reveille.
Each year, North Tawton commemorates Remembrance Sunday. The Remembrance Parade commences from The Square at 10.35am, led with standards, by the various organisations, including the young people’s organisations, of North Tawton. Thereby, arriving at St Peter’s Church in readiness for the Remembrance Sunday service at 11am, of which the Revd David Muir and Revd Phillip Wagstaff will lead.
Afterward, the parade will continue to the cemetery to lay the wreaths, accompanied by a prayer and exhortation, and close with the parade being formally dismissed.
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