emembrance Sunday is a time to remember and honour those who have given their lives to secure and protect our freedom. In World War I alone around 35,000 Welsh soldiers were killed in the line of duty.
Newport’s annual Remembrance Sunday service will be held this weekend on the 12th November, at the Cenotaph in Clarence Place.
The Remembrance Parade will begin in High Street at around 10:30 am. This will be led by the Newport Pipe and Drums Band and the Boys Brigade.
Newport's Mayor Councillor David Fouweather, Mayoress Paula Fouweather and Leader of Newport City Council, Councillor Debbie Wilcox, will be joining the walk to the Cenotaph. They will be accompanied by two mace-bearers from Newport Sea Cadets. Representatives from other city groups will also be taking part in the parade.
Just before 11 am, a service will be held by the Bishop of Monmouth, the Right Reverend Richard Pain, at the Cenotaph. Guns will be sounded to mark the start of the two-minute silence before wreaths are laid.
Many businesses and schools across Newport are holding a two-minute silence at 11 am on Friday 10th November, including Newport City Council. Employees and visitors in all council buildings will join the two-minute silence being held nationally to remember and honour all those who have died serving their country.