Melton Remembers in private scaled back service

Representatives from the community were invited to a private remembrance service in the Memorial Gardens today to mark Remembrance Sunday.


The organisers of Melton’s Remembrance Day commemorations, including Melton Borough Council and The Royal British Legion encouraged residents to stay home this year and use other ways to honour those who served and sacrificed themselves in the line of duty.

The remembrance wall within the Memorial Gardens. Photo: Melton Borough Council.


Joe Orson (Leader of Melton Borough Council), Rutland and Melton MP Alicia Kearns and representatives from St. John's Ambulance and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service were among those invited to lay wreaths. Along with members of the Armed Forces.


The event was live streamed on the Council's Facebook page and the service was conducted by Rev. Kevin Ashby of St. Mary's Church in Melton.


Normally there would be a parade through the Town Centre but this was cancelled due to Covid-19.



Leader of the Council, Joe Orson, lays a wreath at the Memorial Gardens. Photo: Melton Borough Council.



Photo: Melton Borough Council.


Stones decorated by the Scouts were placed in the gardens in lieu of the normal parade. Photo: Melton Borough Council.


Photo: Melton Borough Council.


You can re-watch the ceremony on the Melton Borough Council Facebook page by clicking here.


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