On Sunday 9th November Brendan Burns, a former pupil of Colonel Frank Seely School was invited to represent his Regiment, 2 Mercian, by the Royal British Legion to lay a wreath at the Arnold and Daybrook War memorial.
The day began with a short parade to St. Paul’s Church for a Service of Remembrance led by Revd. Sally Baylis. Following the Service a parade through the streets of Arnold was greeted by a large turnout of residents. On reaching the monument the large crowd observed two minutes silence before the laying of wreaths. The day was completed with a buffet and refreshments at the Head Quarters of the Royal British Legion at Arnold Victory Club.
Brendan said “It was an honour and a privilege to remember the fallen on behalf of my regiment along with veterans and dignitaries from Nottingham”.
He went on to say “It is also significant that I, as a former pupil of the school, was invited to lay a wreath at the monument first unveiled by Col. Frank Seely in May 1922”.
Other representations included Veterans, the church, RBL, civic dignitaries, Nottinghamshire Police, Royal Signals, Royal Artillery, Nott’s Freemasons, Rotarians, Boys Brigade, Girls Brigade and Army cadets.