Large gathering pays Armistice Day respects in Clacton
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Armistice Day in Clacton was marked by more than 350 people who attended a ceremony outside the Town Hall.
Tendring District Council members and staff were joined by schoolchildren, shoppers and local residents for the act of remembrance led by Reverend Sam Winney.
A two minutes’ silence was held, introduced by the Last Post and ended with Reveille, while veterans and members of the Royal British Legion bowed their heads and dipped standards in respect.
Council chairman Fred Nicholls also spoke at the event, commemorating those who have died in all conflicts since the First World War.
Mr Nicholls said the service gave all who attended the opportunity for quiet reflection and a moment with their own thoughts about what it meant for them and their families.
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“November 11 provides us all with the chance to think about those who have sacrificed everything so that we may enjoy the lives we have today,” he added.
“We pause to remember all they did for us – without thought for themselves or their own safety.”
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A large group of pupils from St Clare’s Catholic Primary and Clacton Coastal Academy went along and laid wreaths on the Town Hall steps.