As we enter the weekend of remembrance, here is a run through of how we will be remembering those who have sacrificed their lives in conflict.
Saturday - Vs Taunton
At Saturday's fixture with Taunton, we'll mark Remembrance Day, a significant occasion in our calendar, as we continue our unwavering support for the Royal British Legion's poppy appeal. At the game, the club's president, Sir Mike Penning, MP, will be in attendance alongside club chairman Dave Boggins to pay our respects by laying a wreath before kick off.
Sir Mike Penning holds a special place in the hearts of the Hemel Hempstead community, not only as the town’s member of parliament and the club's president, but also as an active member of the Royal British Legion. His journey began when he joined the Army as a boy soldier, and he went on to serve with distinction in the Grenadier Guards, with deployments to Northern Ireland, Kenya, and Germany. His duties also extended to ceremonial roles in London, including the prestigious Trooping the Colour.
Before kick-off, there will be a moment of remembrance. It's a time for everyone in attendance to pause and reflect, paying tribute to the soldiers and civilians who have made the ultimate sacrifice in wars around the world.
Sunday - Remembrance Day Parade
Hemel Hempstead Town FC have been invited to attend the Remembrance Parade on Sunday 12th November. The club were delighted to accept this invitation and are extremely honoured to be a part of this important event.
Taking part on behalf of the club are Officers, Staff and Players and they will be walking from Hemel Hempstead town centre to St Johns Church in Boxmoor.
The annual Remembrance Day Parade will march through Hemel Hempstead town centre at around 10.30am and conclude at the War Memorial at St John’s Church, Boxmoor, where wreaths will be laid followed by a church service.
Some roads surrounding Hemel Hempstead Town Centre will be closed from 10am until 11.30am on Sunday. These include: Plough Roundabout, Leighton Buzzard Road, Moor End Road, Waterhouse Street, Station Road, St John's Road, Park Road, Heath Lane, Cotterells and Vicarage Close. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
All attending the parade will be commemorating and paying tribute to the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The Remembrance Sunday Parade is a significant event that unites our community in remembrance and gratitude.