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New memorial to honour the fallen

Residents are invited to attend the official unveiling of a new war memorial in Jarrow.

The Mayor of South Tyneside, Councillor Alan Smith, will lead a service to mark the unveiling of the All Wars Memorial plaque to the public at Jarrow Town Hall on Saturday 4 March at 11am.

The plaque, located on the front of Jarrow Town Hall, will serve as a permanent reminder of all the men and women from Jarrow, who have sacrificed their lives for their country during all conflicts. 

The Mayor, who will lay a wreath as a mark of respect during the service, said: "The people of South Tyneside, young and old, always greatly support events such as this and as Mayor, I am honoured to be unveiling this new war memorial.

"This plaque will provide the town with a lasting legacy to all of those local people who have fought bravely and died in conflicts around the world. It will also provide the community with place where they can pay their respects and reflect.

"It will be a poignant event, giving residents the opportunity to honour our local heroes and the sacrifices they made for their country, their local community and the Borough."

The new memorial on the front of Jarrow Town Hall has been funded through the Jarrow Community Area Forum.

Councillor Jim Perry, Chairman of the Jarrow Community Area Forum, said: "I am really pleased that the Jarrow Community Area Forum has been able to fund a permanent reminder of all of the men and women from Jarrow who have scarified their lives for their country during all conflicts.

"The memorial will serve as fitting lasting tribute to those members of the Jarrow community who laid down their lives for their friends, relatives and future generations. People will be able to view the memorial for many years to come thanks to its public display outside of Jarrow Town Hall."


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