23rd Nov, 2017

Hundreds gather as Worcester remembers the fallen

Rob George 13th Nov, 2017

CITY RESIDENTS remembered all those who gave their lives for peace and freedom at Worcester’s main Remembrance Sunday commemoration.

 

 

 

This year’s event allowed the Faithful City to pay its respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice both in the two world wars and subsequent conflicts worldwide.

A service took place at Worcester Cathedral before a wreath-laying ceremony at the War Memorial in the cathedral grounds.

This included the two minutes’ silence at 11am, which ended with the firing of a gun in the cathedral grounds, followed by the Last Post.

A large number of city residents gathered to witness the wreath-laying ceremony and among those laying wreaths were Mayor of Worcester, Coun Steve Mackay and city MP Robin Walker.

Other organisations involved in Worcester’s Remembrance Sunday commemorations included contingents from 214 Battery Royal Artillery; Royal British Legion, Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regimental Association, Navy, Army and Air Force Cadets; West Mercia Police; Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service; St John’s Ambulance; British Red Cross; and the Scouts and Guides from across the area.

The service was followed by a parade along High Street, with the Mayor and the Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire, Lt Col Patrick Holcroft LVO OBE, taking the salute outside the Guildhall as veterans and uniformed organisations marched past.

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