The Mayor of Harrow, Cllr Ghazanfar Ali, has laid wreaths across the Borough in honour of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in two World Wars and other conflicts.
They were placed as the Poppy Appeal was launched on Thursday, ahead of Remembrance Sunday on November 14.
He was joined by Deputy Lieutenant, Simon Ovens as well as veterans and a bugler.
Wreaths were laid at Wealdstone Memorial, St Mary’s Kenton, Edgware, St John’s Stanmore, Harrow Weald Leefe Robinson, Harrow Weald All Saints Harrow, Weald Park & Memorial Club, Pinner Peace Garden, Greenhill and St John’s Greenhill.
Remembrance Sunday will be marked in Harrow with a parade, which will go ahead subject to safety measures due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
All participants, guests and staff should take a lateral flow test before arriving at the site (within 18 hours of arrival).
These can be obtained from local pharmacies if they do not have them at home already. Results should be recorded on the NHS database.
Those walking in the parade will be adhering to social distancing and wear face coverings.
Mayor of Harrow, Cllr Ghazanfar Ali, said: “It is an honour to lay wreaths at the memorials. The sacrifices that are made by the brave men and women in our armed forces must not be forgotten as they give up so much to protect our freedoms.
“I encourage residents to support the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal who help to support the welfare and wellbeing of veterans and serving and ex serving personnel in the Armed Forces. It is a fantastic cause that I and many others support, and I hope everyone will be wearing their poppy with pride.”
The Royal British Legion helps ex service personnel and their dependents and has a membership of around 600. The branch is represented throughout the Borough where they take tours of war memorials in Harrow, the Remembrance parade, Remembrance service and other civic services.
The Remembrance Sunday service is on November 14, with Harrow’s Parade starting from Katie’s statue in St Ann’s Centre at 10am, marching down Station Road and then to the Civic Centre.
The Remembrance parade will be streamed live on the Harrow Council Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lbharrow