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The Abingdon War Memorial in the Square

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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day takes place on the second Sunday of November each year. it is sometimes known as "Remembrance Sunday."

Abingdon-on-Thames Town Councillors along with representatives from the British Legion, armed forces, units, clubs, societies and civic leaders come together for a Remembrance Service which is held in St Helen’s Church, East St Helen Street at 10am.

After the service, the various contingencies and the public make their way to the War Memorial to join in the Act of Remembrance at 11am, where a ceremony and the laying of wreaths take place.

Separate to Remembrance Day itself, Armistice Day takes place on 11th November each year. If this does not fall on a Sunday then a simple act of remembrance, in keeping with practice nationally, takes place at the War Memorial at 11am. When Armistace Day falls on the Sunday of Remembrance Day, the two ceremonies are combined.

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