Youth Mayor honours Mansfield's fallen
Mansfield's Youth Mayor joined serving soldiers and war veterans at a service to honour Mansfield's casualties of war at a service for Remembrance Sunday yesterday (Sunday 9 November).
Scott Beasley and Deputy Youth Mayor, Holly Papper, laid a wreath on behalf the district's young people during the service held at the Civic Centre's war memorial.
They joined Executive Mayor, Tony Egginton; Mansfield MP, Alan Meale and representatives from the Armed forces, the Royal British Legion and other uniformed organisations.
Afterwards they joined the parade and attended the Service of Remembrance at St Peter's Church during which the two minute silence was observed.
Youth Mayor, Scott Beasley, commented: "It was a real honour to be asked to lay a wreath at the service."
"It is important to remember those who have died in war and I was proud to lay the wreath on behalf of the young people of Mansfield."
Mansfield's Executive Mayor, Tony Egginton, added, "I am pleased that Scott and Holly were able to attend the service and I hope that this goes some way to make the occasion more relevant to young people."
Tuesday 11 November marks the 90th anniversary of the end of the First World War and a two minute silence will be observed in all Mansfield District Council buildings.
A service and Act of Remembrance will take place at Carr Bank Park at the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Memorial. Assemble 10.50 for the 11am Act of Homage.
A Secular (non-religious) Remembrance Day service at the War Memorial, near to the Nottingham Road entrance of Mansfield Cemetery. Service starts at 10.45am and includes the reading of a roll call of names of the fallen.