FINAL preparations are being made across East Staffordshire and South Derbyshire for Remembrance Sunday.
The Burton branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) has revealed the parade will take place on Sunday, November 10.
It will again be led by the Spirit of Coventry Marching Band, whose appearance was well received last year, and the route will be from Burton Town Hall to St Modwen’s Church, in Market Place, for a service at 10.15am.
This will be followed by a short service at 11am at the war memorial outside Burton and South Derbyshire College, and the laying of wreaths.
Anne Compton, of the Burton branch of the RBL, said: “On memorial Sunday, it will be business as usual with a parade from the town hall, service at St Modwen’s Church and a ceremony at the war memorial.
“We will meet at the town hall for the parade at 9.30am and the Spirit of Coventry Marching Band will again be part of proceedings.
“The church service will take place from 10.15am and the ceremony at the war memorial will begin at 11am.
“We are expecting, as ever, a lot of people from the town to come out and be part of the remembrance event in Burton.”
The branch will also hold a short ceremony at the war memorial at 11am on Monday, November 11 – Armistice Day.
Glyn Jackson, secretary of the Swadlincote and District RBL branch, has revealed details of the main parade in the area.
A wreath-laying ceremony will take place from 10am at Eureka Park’s memorial gates.
Attendees will then head to Hill Street Baptist Church for a service set to take place at around 11am.
The National Memorial Arboretum, in Alrewas, will be holding an event on the day from 10.30am.
More details are available by heading online to www.thenma.org.uk