Mayor of Charnwood's Remembrance message

Published: Mon 6th November, 2023

"As the Mayor of Charnwood it is both an honour and privilege to take part in this year's Remembrance events, and know that we share this occasion with others across the world who will be holding their service of Remembrance. 

With gratitude we recognize the bravery of men and women who have served, and continue to serve during times of war, conflict and peace; specifically, the First and Second World Wars, and all conflicts since in which members of our forces have participated to give us, and others, freedom. Sadly, conflict continues around the world and people continue to be hurt and injured and relatives continue to grieve.  

It is our individual responsibility to never forget the service and the sacrifices of several million soldiers, sailors, aircrew, seaman and countless volunteers who served, fought, and died, for our freedom.  

In buying your poppy you are supporting the Royal British Legion in their work to help those who continue to suffer.

We thank you, and we salute you as we salute those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. We will never forget. We will remember you."

Councillor Margaret Smidowicz
Mayor of Charnwood

Loughborough’s Queen’s Park will host a poignant Remembrance Sunday event on November 12, where those who have served and are currently serving in our armed forces will be honoured.

The service will be held at the Carillon Tower, the town’s War Memorial.

The Remembrance Sunday Parade will start from the town centre at 10.20am and make its way to the Carillon for the service which starts at 10.50am.

Full details can be found at