Special ceremony honours West Norfolk’s fallen

A special ceremony will be held today to mark the rededication of the war memorial in Tower Gardens.

The memorial was first unveiled in February 1921 by HRH Princess Mary.

It commemorated the 570 men from the borough of King's Lynn, who gave their lives in World War 1.

Today, the Rt Reverend James Langstaff, Bishop of King's Lynn will lead the rededication, which will recognise those who have given their life in service to the country since the Second World War.

West Norfolk Mayor Zipha Christopher said: 'I, like so many people throughout the country, believe it is important that we honour the memory of all who gave their lives in service of their country.

'This new inscription will ensure that those who have been killed in active service since the end of the Second World War will be remembered.'

The ceremony will include contributions from the Bishop, but also from a member of the War Widows' Association, a post-1945 Veteran and a current member of the British Armed Forces. Representatives from local cadet forces will also be invovled in the ceremony.

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Standards from the Royal British Legion, the Royal Naval Association, the Royal Norfolk and Royal Anglian Association and the Royal Air Force Association will lead the civic party into the Tower Gardens just before 11am for the start of the ceremony.