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Armed Forces Projects

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Penrith Town Council is pleased to be able to support serving and ex-service personnel in Penrith. The Town Council has been involved in a number of projects including:

Remembrance Day Parade – Penrith Town Council is honoured to  co-ordinate and make arrangements for the annual remembrance Day Parade which culminates in a service at St Andrew’s Parish Church.

Armistice Day – To commemorate the 100th anniverary of the signing of the armistice to end the First World War, Penrith Town Council lit up Penrith Beacon by kind permission of the Lowther Family and Councillor Jackson, the Mayor of Penrith at the time, read of the names of all those who had fallen from Penrith before a buglar played the last Post. He was joined at the top of the Beacon by many members of the public who had made their way up to the top.

Penrith Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club – As part of the money available for the Armistice Day commemorations, the Mayor made money available to Penrith Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club to purchase a flag which is flown to advertise their presence when they meet fortnightly.  All serving and ex service personnel are welcome to join the group. More information can be found on their Facebook page Penrith Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club

Town Benches –  As some of the benches devolved to the Town Council become unsustainable to repair they are being replaced. A number of benches have been replaced with the Penrith Remembers Logo to commemorate the good work carried out by the Penrith Remembers Group to remember those from Penrith and the surrounding area that were involved in the two World Wars and in more recent conflicts.