Special Armistice service to be held

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A special service and unveiling of a memorial stone will be held at West Park in Long Eaton to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

The ceremony will take place at 11am on Armistice Day, November 11, and will be led by the Long Eaton branch of the Royal British Legion.

Erewash Borough Council has worked with RBL members to help organise the remembrance and the site for the commemorative memorial stone, which is in the shape of a poppy.

The event will start with a short service and Act of Homage followed by the playing of the Last Post.

A member of the Long Eaton RBL branch will then use a First World War trenching tool to plant an oak tree before the memorial stone is unveiled. The event will also be attended by the deputy mayor of Erewash, Councillor Valerie Custance.

Councillor Mike Wallil said: “This will be a moving occasion and an opportunity for all of us to join together to reflect and remember all those who have given their lives.”