Hondon Remembrance

HONDON VALLEY REMEMBRANCE SERVICE

Photo:  l-r Chris Wyatt, District Chairman, Peter Broadbent Branch President, the Reverend Canon Terence Sampson, Alan Read, Neil Pavitt, John Hodson and Dave Stewart, Branch Chairman

The Remembrance Service took place on Monday llth November at the village Church in Hondón de los Frailes. The congregation of different nationalities were there to pay tribute and remember those who had died for their country.

The Service was conducted by the Reverend Canon Terence Sampson who welcomed the local Mayor together with Councillors from the two villages, as well as the many members and friends.

The bugler was Derek Hayes from the Phoenix Concert Band and the evocative sounds of The Last Post and Reveille reverberated around the little church. Then came the singing, in Spanish, of Amazing Grace by Coro parroquial de San Pedro de la Romana accompanied by a guitar. A most lovely rendition.

Following the service a procession led by the Branch Standard, Union and Spanish Flags made its way to the Memorial Cross where wreaths and flowers were laid and poppy crosses left as a mark of remembrance.

The Branch meets on the third Tuesday of each month at Restaurante Monte Alto, Hondón de las Nieves Industrial Estate. Guests are always welcome. For further information please contact the Branch Secretary on 650 896 923 or secretary.hondonvalley3577@gmail.com. Branch website is

www.britishlegion.org.uk/branches/hondon-valley

Photo: l-r Chris Wyatt, District Chairman, Peter Broadbent Branch President, the Reverend Canon Terence Sampson, Alan Read, Neil Pavitt, John Hodson and Dave Stewart, Branch Chairman

Contributed by Peggy Wyatt

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