At the last meeting of the Town Council, Town Mayor Cllr Debbie James announced that she would be attending the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas on Sunday 3rd August to lay a wreath of remembrance at the Fazeley tree.
She then proposed a wreath laying service be held in Fazeley’s Town square on the morning of Monday 4th August. The proposal was supported unanimously by all Town Councillors and plans are now being put in place for the event.
After the meeting Cllr James said, “I am very proud that the residents of Fazeley will have the opportunity to remember the outbreak of WW1 without having to travel outside of the town. It is important we commemorate the outbreak of the war that took the lives of the townsfolk who are named on Fazeley’s war memorial.
“I hope as many people as possible will be able to join us on Monday to remember all of those who gave their lives in World War 1.”
The service of remembrance will start at 10:45 in the Town square and will include the laying of wreaths followed by a minute’s silence at 11:00 and all local residents are invited to join Cllr James for refreshments inside Fazeley Town Hall from 10:30 and again after the service.
Cllr James will be joined by Tamworth’s MP, Christopher Pincher, Vice Chairman of Lichfield District Council, Cllr Ken Humphreys, at the wreath laying service.