Suffolk stops to remember fallen
THOUSANDS gathered throughout Suffolk to honour the fallen of world wars and conflicts over the past 100 years.In Ipswich hundreds of people gathered in Christchurch Park to remember those who gave their lives in war and those who are still fighting for their country.
THOUSANDS gathered throughout Suffolk to honour the fallen of world wars and conflicts over the past 100 years.
In Ipswich hundreds of people gathered in Christchurch Park to remember those who gave their lives in war and those who are still fighting for their country.
Young and old came together around the Cenotaph in the Ipswich park for the Remembrance Day service yesterday
Dignitaries and representatives from Suffolk's armed forces laid wreaths and formed a military parade in honour of those who have fought and are still fighting.
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The crowd created a sea of red poppies. The falling autumn leaves were heavily symbolic as the interspersed with the prayers and hymns rang out through the park.
Included in prayers of remembrance there were also prayers for peace in countries around the world such as Iraq and Northern Ireland.
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Children in war were also remembered as it was revealed that around two million youngsters had died in battle in the last decade.
Large crowds also gathered at the cenotaph in Felixstowe to remember those who had fallen in past conflicts.
In Stowmarket, the Royal British Legion marched from the town square to the memorial gates at the recreational ground for the laying of wreaths.
A special service was held in the parish church of St Peter and St Mary at 10.30am and at noon, three helicopters from Three Regiment Army Air Corps at Wattisham flew past.
In Needham Market, a service took place St John's Baptist Church before the wreath laying commenced at the churchyard war memorial off Barrett's Lane.
Yesterday was the first time the new memorial at Barking and Darmsden had been used to remember loved ones lost in conflict.
The memorial has the names of the 21 people from the villages who did not return from the world wars and was built as a way of marking the end of the Millennium. It was dedicated during yesterday's special service on the Tye, near the watertower, at 2.15pm.
Hadleigh's Remembrance Sunday parade was led by Stowmarket Boys' Brigade band. Wreaths were laid at the town's memorial and the parade commenced along Station Road and High Street to St Mary's Church for a special service.
In Shotley, residents assembled at St Mary's Church for a 10.45am service before wreath laying began at the naval cemetery.
Dozens of people also attended a church service in Leiston for Remembrance Sunday.
In Framlingham, the parade marched from New Road to the war memorial outside St Michael's Church.
Before the church service began, the rector Richard Willcox read the names of those who had fallen.
In Saxmundham, the annual Remembrance Sunday parade made its way from Market Place to the United Reform Church for a service at 3pm.
Bury St Edmunds came to a standstill as hundreds lined the streets to remember those who lost their lives in the two World Wars and other armed conflicts.
Veterans and current servicemen paid their respects alongside members of the public at the town's Angel Hill.
A barrage of instruments, from brass to bagpipes, greeted visitors as veterans from the Royal British Legion emerged from the Abbey Gate and marched to the town's War Memorial.
Remembrance Day services were also held in Great Cornard and Sudbury where residents lined the streets to watch the ceremony.