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In honour of fallen heroes
DORSET will fall silent on Sunday to remember all those who have died in conflict.
Remembrance Day services will be held across the conurbation, enabling people to pay their respects to those killed in action since World War One.
The main Bournemouth service will see a Parade of ex-servicemen and women, pre-service and youth organisations marching from Exeter Crescent to the War Memorial in the Gardens.
This will then be followed by a Service of Remembrance at 10.57am and a wreath laying ceremony. Any ex-serviceman or woman wishing to take part in the parade should assemble at Exeter Crescent by 10am.
There will also be a remembrance day service at the site of the Halifax Memorial in Moordown. Members of the Moordown 2010 committee will meet from 10.45am and lay a wreath and crosses for both the servicemen and the two civilians who died as a result of the crash and an additional one for former MP David Atkinson, a key campaigner for the memorial who died earlier this year.
And war veterans from the War Memorial Homes on Castle Lane will be among those at a service at St John the Evangelist Church in Holdenhurst Village from 10.45am.
In Poole, the Civic Procession will form at Central Park Cafe at Poole Park at 10.25am and reach the war memorial for 10.45am.
There will then be a service, two-minute silence and wreath-laying ceremony before the standard bearers form a guard of honour and the march past commences.
There will be three services in Christchurch. A wreath-laying service at Purewell Cross War Memorial at 9.30am, followed by a British Legion Parade outside the Old Town Hall at 10am. The parade will include Christchurch councillors and officers, who will leave the Old Town Hall and walk down the High Street to the Priory Church.
There will be a wreath-laying ceremony at the Garden of Remembrance at 10.15am followed by a service at the Priory Church at 10.50am.
And at 2.45pm, the vicar of St Mark’s Church in Highcliffe will lead the choir and the civic party from the church hall in Hinton Wood Avenue to the War Memorial for a ceremony at 3pm. A memorial service will then take place in the church at 3.10pm.
In Swanage, the Remembrance Day parade will form at the Mowlem building in Shore Road at 2.30pm and march to St Mary’s Church for a service.
And in Wareham, the parade will start at 10.30am from East Street and will proceed to Lady St Mary’s Church via St John’s Hill and Church Green. There will be a further service by the war memorial in the afternoon.