Young pay their tribute to the fallen
EIGHT six years after the guns fell silent on the Western Front, Ipswich schoolchildren today, took part in a moving Armistice Day tribute.More than 250 youngsters, from primary schools around the town, gathered at Ipswich's old cemetery among the graves of those killed in two world wars.
EIGHT six years after the guns fell silent on the Western Front, Ipswich schoolchildren today, took part in a moving Armistice Day tribute.
More than 250 youngsters, from primary schools around the town, gathered at Ipswich's old cemetery among the graves of those killed in two world wars.
They were joined in a two-minute silence by the Ipswich mayor Roger Fern, borough councillor Penny Breakwell and members of the Royal British Legion.
Penny Breakwell, who spoke during the short service held, said it is important today's youngsters remember conflicts of the past.
She said: "It's wonderful so many youngsters came and were reminded this is part of their country's history.
"To many of the children, the First World War may seem like ancient history. But there children in Ipswich schools who are affected by conflicts today."
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Peter Thompson, chairman of the Ipswich branch of the Royal British Legion, added: "It was a wonderfully observed two-minute silence. You could hear a pin drop."
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