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Oakley Act of Remembrance

Since 2005, Oakley & Deane Parish Council has helped to organise the annual Oakley Act of Remembrance held on Remembrance Sunday at St. John’s Garden of Remembrance. 

The ceremony is usually led by the Rector and takes the form of the traditional religious service with hymns, prayers and of course, the Last Post, Reveille and Exhortations. 

Wreaths are laid at the Parish Council's War Memorial by a representative of the Parish Council, a member of the Armed Forces, the Royal British Legion, Hampshire Constabulary, Oakley C of E Junior School, Oakley Scout Group and Oakley Girl Guiding as well as other village organisations. 

Pupils attending Oakley C of E Junior School are invited to write poems on the subject of Remembrance.  From those produced, two are chosen and reprinted in the service sheet and their authors read them during the service.  This had proved a popular addition to the service.  See the link below for a sample of the poems written over the years.

Those attending are encouraged to wear their medals and poppies.