Armistice Day in Horsham

In addition to Remembrance Sunday, the Horsham Branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) in conjunction with Horsham District Council held a short ceremony at the War Memorial in the Carfax in Horsham today (11 November) for those wishing to remember at the ‘eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month’.

The programme was as follows:

  • Music played from 10.30am
  • 10.45am –  Arrival at the War Memorial, Carfax, Horsham
  • 11am – The Exhortation.

‘They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn; At the going down of the sun and in the morning; We will remember them’

  • Two minutes silence
  • The Bugler sounds Reveille
  • Standards go to carry
  • 11.03am Wreath laying.

Horsham District Council Chairman Cllr Kate Rowbottom and Horsham Branch Royal British Legion led the wreath laying.

The Rev’d Bernard Sinton addressed the audience and said prayers.

Some 200 children from St Mary’s Church of England School, Horsham and Little Monkey’s Nursery School, Horsham attended the service.

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