Felixstowe Town Council, the Felixstowe branch of the Royal British Legion and local clergy jointly arrange Remembrance Services for the town.
During World War One 163 men from Felixstowe and surrounding villages died. To show our respects and remember these brave men a special commemorative event will take place on on the evening of Remembrance Day Sunday 11th November marking the centenary of the end of the First World War.
We are looking for 163 volunteers who can attend to represent each of Felixstowe’s fallen. Taking part is simple so if you are available and would like to find out more how you can help Felixstowe to remember our heroes of WW1 please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Felixstowe Remembers Facebook page: www.facebook.com/felixstoweremembers
Remembrance Events this year include:
Saturday 27th October: Launch of the 2018 Poppy Appeal at the Triangle with a Parade (10.45am for 11am start)
Friday 2nd – Sunday 18th November: Exhibition “WW1 Felixstowe” at the Library
Thursday 8th November: Schoolchildren lay poppies at local cemeteries/churchyards
Friday 9th November Schools’ service at the War Memorial (10.45-11.15am)
Saturday 10th November: Festival of Remembrance at St Johns Church, 7.30pm (details here: Festival of Remembrance)
Remembrance Day Sunday 11th November:
Civic Remembrance Service 9.45am, St Johns Church
Civic Act of Remembrance 10.45am, War Memorial
Remembrance service at the war graves, Felixstowe Cemetery 12 noon for 12.15pm start
Felixstowe Remembers and ‘Battles Over’ Beacon Lighting, 6.15pm – 7.00pm, War Memorial