Armed Forces Networks from Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) are inviting veterans, NHS staff and partners, and members of the public, to join them in remembering the service and sacrifice of all those who have lost their lives defending our democratic freedoms.
Our Service of Remembrance will take place the day before Remembrance Day, on Friday, 10 November, from 10.30am to 12pm, at the Secret Garden on the Glenfield Hospital site.
At 11am on 11 November 1918, the guns on the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare, bringing an end to the First World War.
The allied nations chose this time and day to mark the armistice and commemorate all of those who they had lost.
We continue this tradition of commemorating military and civilian service every 11 November as Remembrance Day, not only to remember those lost in the First World War, but also to remember those who have served in later conflicts, from WW2 and the Falklands War to those who continue to play a vital role in service to Britain today.
The joint service between LPT and UHL will be delivered by Lead Chaplain of both Trusts’, Kartar Singh Bring and is open to veterans, NHS staff and members of the public.
To find out more information and to book your place, please visit: https://forms.office.com/e/QVqpz6ds7a
The Armed Forces Networks from both Trusts’ work hard to raise awareness of the issues faced by those in the military community.
Supporting the wellbeing of those who have served in the armed forces, and ensuring they have equal access to NHS services, is a key commitment for both LPT and UHL.
Op Community is a telephone line for the armed forces community (including veterans, reservists, serving personnel, families and the wider armed forces community) to offer support and guidance around navigating NHS services and advice regarding other services that can support with issues.
If you need advice as we approach Remembrance Day, please call Op Community on 0116 225 6858.
Members of the press are welcome to join on the day to cover the service.