As the nation comes together for Armistice Day on Saturday 11 November 2023 and Remembrance Sunday on 12 November 2023, residents across Ealing will gather together to commemorate and show their respect to those who fought for the country in war and those who died in their fight for freedom.
There will be a two-minute silence taking place outside Ealing Town Hall on Armistice Day (Saturday 11/11) at 11am and residents are invited to join the Mayor of Ealing Councillor Hitesh Tailor and dignitaries at the event.
On Sunday 12 November 2022, parades and services to honour Remembrance Day will be taking place at three towns across Ealing which start also at 11am. Councillors and leaders from Ealing Labour, Ealing Liberal Democrats and Ealing Conservative political parties will be attending the various events.
In Ealing town itself, Mayor of Ealing, Councillor Tailor, will attend the parade and service at Ealing Green War Memorial which is located in front of Pitzhanger Manor by Walpole Park.
There are also services in Greenford town and also Southall town.
At Greenford Broadway , the local branch of the Royal British Legion will march to Greenford War Memorial from its headquarters in Oldfield Lane South for a public service at 11am. Past Mayor, Councillor Munir Ahmed will attend along with Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for safe and genuinely affordable homes.
While in Southall, residents will gather in Manor Park at the Southall War Memorial at 10.30am, ready for a service at 11am. Previous Mayor of Ealing, Councillor Mohinder Midha will attend along with council cabinet member for tackling inequality, Councillor Jasbir Anand.
Leader of Ealing Council, Councillor Peter Mason said: “On Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day, we take time to pause and remember all those who have lost their lives in war. Those who have fallen protecting and defending our country, and those lost or impacted by the consequences of armed conflict across the world since.”
He added: “By coming together at memorials across our borough, we rededicate ourselves to never forget the huge sacrifices made by others, and recommit to our covenant with those who have served, both active members of the armed forces and veterans.”