Ash Parish Council

Remembrance Day 2008 -

We Will Remember Them

The 2008 Remembrance Day service and parade took place on Sunday, 8th November. The parade from the Ash Centre to the Ash War Memorial was led by lone piper, Euan McDermott. The union Flag was carried by young people from St John Ambulance.

The local dignataries were led by Surrey Heath MP Michael Gove, Chairman of the Council Nigel Manning, Clerk of the Council Carole Olive and other members of Ash Parish Council. They were joined in the parade, by other uniformed organisations, and members of U3A (University of the 3rd Age).

The moving Service of Remembrance was jointly conducted by Father David Osbourne, Reverend Keith Bristow and Reverend Neil Lambert.

Nigel Manning, Chairman of Ash Parish Council led the wreath laying ceremony. Followed by Michael Gove and represenatives from the local uniformed organisations and members of U3A.

The North East Hampshire Area School Band provided the accompanying music, with a bugler sounding the evocative Last Post and Reveille. Once again, Tim Edwards, of the St. John Ambulance Brigade efficiently marshalled the Parade.

Following the service, the parade returned to the Ash Centre where the salute was taken by Councillor Manning and Michael Gove as the various contingents marched past.

Before final dispersal, Councillor Manning thanked all the individuals, groups and organizations that had contributed towards and attended the event.

Tea and coffee were then served in the Ash Centre by members of St. Peter’s Church.