Community Service/ 2019 Remembrance Day Service

Bright blue skies and the sun shone on us all at the Remembrance Day service at the Billericay War Memorial

President Ben lays the Club's wreath
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Gallantry Honoured With Bright Reminder Of A Grim Past

Sunshine and Service

Bright blue skies and sunshine on Remembrance Sunday, November 10,  may not have been a true reminder of the wet, cold and mud of World War 1 trenches but, in a moving tribute to the fallen at the War Memorial in the High Street,  it was welcomed by club members among the enormous crowd.

Starting from the Fire Station, the Remembrance Parade by the Army and Air Force cadet forces, British Legion, Scouts, Guides, Cubs, Brownies and other local organisations moved from Sun Corner to the War Memorial and the waiting thousands.

A Moving Ceremony

Rev. Paul Carr, Team Rector of Billericay Churches and a former Billericay Rotary Club member opened the moving ceremony. Following initial prayers, the Last Post was sounded followed by two minutes silence, followed by hymns, and a bible reading.

Representatives of the armed forces, the British Legion and other town organisations then laid wreaths with the wreath laying by each group interspersed with the reading out of the names and regiments of all the fallen from the two world wars.

President Ben Clarke represented the Club in the presence of many Members, laying our wreath alongside other Billericay Service Clubs and groups.

There ... Again

For the second year running, the War Memorial was flanked by two Tommies called “There but not There”, one of which had been fully funded by our club in the memory of the late club president Trevor Stansfield, also past Chairman of the Town Council and many other town organisations.  Trevor was dedicated to ensuring our War Memorial reflected the pride in which we hold those who had lost their lives for us.

"At The Going Down
Of The Sun And In
The Morning, We
Shall Remember Them”