Blogs Remembrance in your local area Remembrance in your local area! Remembrance Day is an important date in our calendars. Identified as the day to remember the service and sacrifice and to honour all those individuals, past and present, who defended and protected our way of life. It is an important day for all but particularly for our veterans. We remember the Armed Forces, and their families, from Britain and the Commonwealth, the vital role played by the emergency services and those that have lost their lives as a result of conflict or terrorism. YSS particularly remembers the service and sacrifice of our Remember Veterans service users. Remember Veterans is a service designed for military veterans who are currently in, or are at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system. Our link worker develops an intensive 1:1 support plan to enable the veteran to access sustainable, independent living whilst reducing the likelihood of offending or re-offending. Here is a guide for all those of you in the Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire who want to attend one of your local services. Worcestershire: If you live around Worcestershire you can join any of the parades or services on Armistice Day or Remembrance Sunday as they are planned to return as normal after the covid-19 pandemic. The Worcestershire County Council has already announced a number of road closures for Armistice Day (11 November 2021) and Remembrance Sunday (14 November 2021). These will occur in Redditch, Bromsgrove, Wychavon, Malvern Hills, Worcester City Council and Wyre Forest. For more information visit the Worcestershire Country Council website: https://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/news/article/2684/worcestershire_will_remember_them There will be various services held in your local churches though timings may differ. In Worcester City there will be Act of Remembrance at the County War Memorial both on Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday. This will be followed by a service at the Worcester Cathedral. Telford & Wrekin: The Telford & Wrekin Council are organising an Annual Remembrance Day event in association with the Royal British Legion and Telford Christians Together. The event will take place on Sunday the 14th of November at the Place Telford Auditorium at 8pm. Tickets for the event are sold on the venue’s website: https://www.theplacetelford.com/whats-on/special-interest/festival-of-remembrance/4539 Herefordshire: Hereford is holding a Remembrance Sunday parade on Sunday the 14th November 2021 at 10am-12pm. It will be held at St Peters Square and will be streamed live on the Your Herefordshire Channel on their Facebook Page from 10:30 am. At Leominster, Herefordshire, there will be a Sunday service followed by a parade in the town. Anyone who has served even for a day at Her Majesty’s Army is welcome to participate in the parade. Equally there will be a service on Armistice Day (11 November 2021) at Bromyard, Herefordshire. People attending are to gather outside the Halo Bromyard Centre at 10:45. Two minute silence will be held at 11:00 and will be followed by wreath laying at the Korean Garden (Town Green). A service will be also held on Remembrance Sunday (14 November 2021) at St. Peter's Church, Bromyard at 10:30. Shropshire: A service will be held at Shrewsbury on Sunday 14 November. There will be a civic procession starting from the Shrewsbury Castle. A Memorial Service will take place in the Quarry at the War Memorial at 10.45 am and will be followed by two minutes’ silence and Reveille, after which wreaths will be laid. So if you find yourselves around Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire or Telford and Wrekin you should join any of the parades, memorial acts and services in your local area. Wear your poppies, listen to the stories of the veterans around you and join the services in your local areas to honour in any way possible Remembrance Day and Armistice Day.