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Suffolk and Essex fall silent as the nation remembers those who fought for our freedom

PUBLISHED: 12:28 11 November 2017 | UPDATED: 12:28 11 November 2017

The nation fell silent today to remember those who have fought for our freedom (stock image).  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The nation fell silent today to remember those who have fought for our freedom (stock image). Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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The nation fell silent this morning to remember the brave men and women who have given their lives for their country - as the UK marks Armistice Day.

At 11am, a two minute silence was observed in respect to those who have paid the ultimate price in defence of our freedom.

Commemorative events have taken place at cenotaphs and memorials across the region, with veterans, serving armed forces personal and the public turning out to pay their respects.

Armistice Day marks the end of hostilities on the Western Front of the First World War which happened on the ‘eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month’ in 1918.

Next year will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Did you attend an Armistice Day event?

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