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It's time to remember the victims of wars

Details of services of remembrance in Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster boroughs

Men and women who gave their lives in two world wars and other conflicts around the world will be honoured this weekend during Remembrance Sunday events.

Two memorial services take place in Kensington and Chelsea for 11am.

Royal borough mayor Councillor Charles Williams will attend St Mary Abbots church in Kensington High Street and the deputy mayor, Councillor Sam Mackover, will visit the Holy Trinity in Sloane Square.

A service at Westminster Abbey marks the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the night of a series of attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria on November 9 and 10, 1938.

During Kristallnacht – the Night of Broken Glass – windows of Jewish homes and businesses were smashed by paramilitary forces and non-Jewish civilians in a pogram ignored by the authorities. More than 90 Jews died in the assaults and many thousands were arrested and taken to concentration camps.

Two processions take place in Hammersmith and Fulham on Sunday morning.

A procession will gather in Parsons Green Lane at 10.20am and march via King’s Road to the Fulham War Memorial in Vicarage Garden, next to All Saints Church.

Hammersmith and Fulham mayor Councillor Frances Stainton will join the service led by the Reverend Joseph Hawes for the commemoration.

Another march begins in Sulgrave Road, Shepherd’s Bush at 10.15am, ending at the Shepherd’s Bush Green War Memorial.

The open air service will be conducted by the Reverend Canon David Tann and Rabbi Geoffrey Shisler.

Ms Stainton, who will be collecting for one of her mayoral charities Walking with the Wounded, said: “We must never forget the sacrifices of those who gave their lives for our freedom.

“We must also remember their families, especially those who have lost loved ones in Iraq or Afghanistan, and the wounded servicemen and women who are going through difficult times.”

This week, a sculpture of a poppy, made up of 5,000 individual Royal British Legion poppies, has been installed in Cardinal Place shopping centre, Victoria ahead of Remembrance Day.

 

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