The Chairman of the County Council, Councillor Pauline Allan, will join representatives of the Royal British Legion outside the front of County Hall to respect the two-minute silence at 11.00am on Tuesday 11 November 2014.
All employees are welcome to attend the event.
Please be outside by 10.45am when the following timetable will commence:
10.50 a.m. Chairman, Members & Officers of the County Council & representatives from the Royal British Legion, to assemble at the front of County Hall facing the Memorial Plaque. Standard Bearers in position near the plaque.
Introduction to mention that a short dedication ceremony for the new ‘compass’ memorial will follow the end of the 2 Minutes’ Silence.
10.51 a.m. County Chairman of the Royal British Legion, Andy Gregory to start the ceremony with a few words - “Why Are We Here”?
10.54 a.m. Readings
10.58 a.m. Bugle Major Peter Roebuck will sound the ‘Last Post’ and the standards are lowered
10.59 a.m. Andy Gregory to recite the Act of Homage
“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”.
Response : “We will remember them”
11.00 a.m. Facilities to sound the fire bell inside County Hall to start the silence & all telephone calls cease
Members and officers observe 2 minutes silence where possible.
11.02 a.m. Fire bell to sound inside County Hall to end the silence – (telephones are fully operational at 11.03 a.m.)
• Bugler sounds the ‘Reveille’ and the standards are raised
• County Chairman of Royal British Legion to recite the Kohima
WHEN YOU GO HOME, TELL THEM OF US AND SAY
FOR YOUR TOMORROW, WE GAVE OUR TODAY
11.03 a.m. County Chairman Andy Gregory (on behalf of the Royal British Legion) and the Chairman (on behalf of the members and employees of Nottinghamshire County Council) to move forward to the memorial together to lay the wreaths.
11.04 a.m. After the wreath laying – Chairman to say a few words to thank everyone for attending
11.09am Standards ‘fall out’, a member from the RBL will instigate this
11.10am Chairman to invite everyone present to remain and attend the memorial dedication ceremony
11.11am Chairman to give short speech dedicating the memorial and invites Chief Constable, Chris Eyre to recite the names of the police officers who lost their lives in WW1
11.13am Chief Constable, Chris Eyre, recites names
11.15am Chairman reads out the names of the other Notts County Council employees who lost their lives in WW1
11.16am Chairman invites the Notts County Council staff choir to sing ‘Abide with Me’ First three verses to sung by the choir, fourth verse to be sung by the choir and all those present.
11.20am Chairman thanks all for attending.