Today, Remembrance Sunday, November 8, at 11 am a small gathering in front of Marlborough’s War Memorial in New Road paid tribute to those who lost their lives in the service of this country.
Cllr Stewart Dobson led the proceedings which began with reading the exhortation as the standard was carefully lowered. This was followed by the two-minute silence and then the laying of wreaths by our Mayor Mark Cooper, Cllr James Sheppard, Cllr Stewart Dobson and his wife, members of the Royal British Legion and Marlborough Girl Guides.
Mayor Mark Cooper said, “I’m very proud that Marlborough is still honouring and remembering the brave men and women who fought and saved our country.”
The wreath he laid bore the citation, “On behalf of Marlborough Town Council and the people of Marlborough. Thank you for Bravery, Courage and Sacrifice. You will always be remembered and never forgotten.”
Many individuals, veterans and groups, such as the Brownies and Rainbows, had laid wreaths and poppies earlier in the day. The cubs will be laying their wreath on Wednesday.