On Sunday 13 November a service will be held in Stevenage Old Town, with wreaths being laid at the war memorial by the Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, Sally Burton; Mayor of Stevenage, Councillor Mrs Margaret Notley; Baroness Taylor of Stevenage, OBE; MP for Stevenage RT Hon Stephen McPartland; and other civic dignitaries and public organisations. The event will be held from 10.30 - 11.30am. The service will be led by The Reverend Chandrika Perera of St Hugh and St John.
On Armistice Day (Friday 11 November), a service will be held at the joyride in the town centre, which will be attended by the Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire Dr John Howie; Mayor of Stevenage, Councillor Mrs Margaret Notley and Baroness Taylor of Stevenage, OBE. The service will be led by The Reverend Karen Mitchell from St Andrew and St George’s Church, and runs from 10.45 - 11.15am.
Baroness Taylor of Stevenage, OBE, said:
“This year will be especially poignant as it is the first Remembrance Sunday since the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty made her first public speech as a Princess on 13 October 1940 – during World War II – to the children of the Commonwealth, many of whom were living away from home due to the war.
“I hope to see many people joining us for the services so that Stevenage can come together to remember those who gave their all in both world wars and the many conflicts since then.
“We will also be thinking of the people who are serving our country today and their families.”