Honouring our fallen heroes

NRHNBE111108e2sch'poppy art: Ripley Infant School children make a giant poppy as part of learning about the Poppy Appeal and Remembrance.
NRHNBE111108e2sch'poppy art: Ripley Infant School children make a giant poppy as part of learning about the Poppy Appeal and Remembrance.

People from Ripley and Heanor are being urged to pay their respects to the towns’ fallen heroes this week.

The call to honour our heroes was spearheaded by the towns’ two councils.

Heanor mayor Cllr Harry Soar and leader of Ripley Town Council Cllr Steve Freeborn are urging people to observe Friday’s two-minute silence at 11am or attend one of the many parades and services on Remembrance Sunday. They also urged people to donate to the Poppy Appeal.

As part of the Remembrance events on Friday, 41 pupils from St John’s Primary School in Ripley and 80 pupils from Ripley Infant School will present poppy-themed art to the mayor before observing the two-minute silence at 11am.