Fallen heroes honoured in Remembrance Day services

Suffolk: Preparations are underway for Armistice Day services taking place across the county as the people of Suffolk ready themselves to pay tribute to fallen war heroes.

Residents and workers across the county will fall silent for two minutes at 11am to honour the memory of the brave men and women who have defended their country during times of war.

Veterans of the Royal British Legion will join Ipswich mayor Jane Chambers and 200 children from surrounding primary schools in a moving ceremony at the Old Cemetery, Belvedere Road.

Meanwhile veterans and community leaders will join together at Felixstowe’s war memorial in Undercliff Road West for a wreath-laying ceremony led by mayor Jon Garfield.

Traditionally, a maroon is fired at 11am exactly and again to signal the end of the two-minute silence.

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Elsewhere in Suffolk, there will be a memorial service to commemorate the fallen at Brandeston Hall, and a special Remembrance Day ceremony at Fromus Square in Saxmundham.

Are you marking the day in a special way? Call newsdesk on 01473 324788 to share your experiences.

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