Remembrance Sunday

The annual Remembrance Sunday commemoration this year coincided with Armistice Day, the 11th Novemer, which marks the treaty ending World War I.

Servicemen, the British Legion, along with Scouts, Guides and others met in Central Avenue at 2pm and marched to St Nicholas' Church for a packed Remembrance Service led by the Rector, Rev Pamela Walker.

The service included bugles playing the Last Post, a period of silence and an extract from Laurence Binyon's famous poem "For The Fallen":

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."

Rev Walker in calling us to remember those lost in various conflicts, noted that there has been only one year since the end of Second World War (1968) when no British Armed Services personnel have lost their lives and highlighted some of the reasons nations go to war. After the hymn "Abide With Me" the service closed with the Benediction and the National Anthem.

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After the service the parade made its way along Wareham Road and past the British Legion building to the cemetry where a brief ceremony of prayers and laying of wreaths took place. Wreaths were laid at the War Memorial by Parish Councillors and the British Legion plus representatives from youth organisations including Scouts and Guides.

For further pictures see here: MORE Remembrance images

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