Remembrance Sunday in Haywards Heath
Haywards Heath Town Council organised a Remembrance Sunday Service held at Muster Green War Memorial on Sunday 13th November.
The Service was led by the Father Edward Pritchett from St Wilfrid’s Church and wreaths were laid by Sir Richard Kleinworth Bt DL, Vice Lord Lieutenant for West Sussex, Town Mayor, Cllr Howard Mundin, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne and the Chairman of the Royal British Legion in Haywards Heath.
Many other wreaths were laid including the RAF, West Sussex County Council, Mid Sussex District Council, Sussex Police, West Sussex Fire & Rescue, the Air Training Corps, the Army Cadet Force and Scouts and Girl guides.
Town Mayor thanks everyone who helped with the service
Town Mayor, Cllr Howard Mundin, commented: “This was a very moving service of remembrance and it was fantastic to see such a large community turnout to remember all those who have given their lives for our country in conflicts. It was heart-warming to see so many youth organisations represented including the 172 Squadron Air Cadets, the Army Cadet Force, Police Cadets and Scout and Girl Guide Associations.
“My thanks go to all the brilliant staff at the Town Council, to West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, to the veterans and all the volunteers who helped during and after the Service. Special thanks to the Haywards Heath Concert Brass band who played during the service, helping to make this a truly moving Remembrance Sunday for our town.”
Parade and refreshments in the Town Hall
After the service, the Parade marched past the Town Hall for the dignitaries to take the salute. Guests then joined the Mayor and his consort and Town Councillors for refreshments in the Town Hall.
Danny Kington, Chairman of the Royal British Legion, Haywards Heath Branch commented: “My thanks to the Mayor and the team at Haywards Heath Town Council for this beautiful Remembrance Sunday service. Each year this event is so moving, beautifully organised and so well attended.
“The Royal British Legion thank the community of Haywards Heath for their involvement and respect on this special day.”