We Will Remember Them
Godalming Town Council have once again held their Remembrance Sunday Parade and service of remembrance. The Town Council and around 450 young people and adults from the Town Council, British Red Cross, Army Cadet Force, Air Training Corps, Godalming Fire Brigade, Scouts, Cub Scouts, Beaver Scouts, Explorer Scouts, Scout Network, Guides, Brownies along with representatives from Veterans, Royal Navy and Air Force paraded through Godalming High Street to the Godalming War Memorial.
At the War memorial following the Last Post the colours were dipped and the Exhortation given from the memorial steps marking the start of the Silence at 11am to reflect on Britain's war dead in past and present conflicts. After the service at the memorial the parade then continued into the SS Peter and Paul Parish church.
Reverend Canon Mervyn Roberts opened the service reminding everyone about service to the community and the importance to the community of all the Uniformed Organisations represented in the church.
To a packed church the lesson was read by Cllr Tom Martin, Town Mayor of Godalming, prayers led by Brownies and Guides The address given by The Reverend Paul Hulme, Minister of the Godalming United Church. The Kohima Prayer was read by Mr Brian Woodham, Royal Marines (Rtd).
The parade then marched back to the Waverley Council Offices, during which the Mayor took the salute. Before dismissing the parade, Parade Marshall Major G Hodgson MBE TD RE(V), thanked those who paraded on behalf of the Town.
During the gather in the Wilfrid Noyce Centre following the parade the Town Mayor expressed his pride at the Godalming Parade - and noted that is seemed to get larger each year.
Witley and Milford Scout groups both attend their local Remembrance services at their local memorials.