Dorchester Chamber for Business laid a wreath at the War Memorial on remembrance Sunday. Founded in 1917, the Chamber has been in existence since the first world war and has always felt it is important to remember members and former members who have been touched by military action since 1914.
On Sunday (11 Nov) hundreds turned out at the War Memorial in Dorchester to remember those who fell in the conflicts across the world. Executive member Michaela Rice represented Dorchester Chamber for Business laying a wreath on behalf of the membership.
Michaela said: “It was my honour to represent Dorchester Chamber for Business at Dorchester’s Remembrance Parade. It was a very moving service and great to see such a good turnout”.
The event was live streamed by Dorchester Town Council on Facebook with the filming provided by members Pageant Productions and broadcast live on radio by fellow members KeeP106 the radio station for Dorchester.
Dorchester Chamber President Steve Bulley added: “Dorchester has a rich military history and we feel it’s important that we lay a wreath on behalf of our past and current members. We are conscious that the Chamber was formed towards the end of World War 1 and that many military service personnel never returned to the county town.”
Dorchester Chamber for Business represents around 80 local businesses and is run entirely by volunteers.