News / Slider / November 8, 2015

Marking Remembrance Sunday across Oxfordshire

Nicola marked Remembrance Sunday by attending the annual service at Botley Commonwealth War Graves. 

Nicola laid a wreath in remembrance of those who have bravely fought for our country. The Queen was represented by one of the Deputy Lieutenants for Oxfordshire and the High Commissions of the Commonwealth and foreign countries also sent distinguished representatives. Dalton Barracks also sent a platoon of soilders and a Guard of Honour at the Stone of Remembrance. The event was organised by North Hinksey Parish Council. Hundreds of local residents attended.

Nicola says: This is always a deeply moving ceremony and I was proud to see so many local residents of all ages there to pay their respects. Botley contains the graves of 746 serviceman from both the First and Second World Wars. It was an honour to mark this important day here and to remember the sacrifices past and present of our servicemen and women and their families.

Other ceremonies took place across Oxford and Abingdon, including at St Helen’s Church and St Mary the Virgin Church in Kidlington, where members of Nicola’s family laid further wreathes on her behalf.

 

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