Suffolk: Thousands pay respects to the fallen
WE will remember them.
Thousands of people today fell silent across Suffolk paying their respects at Remembrance Sunday services.
At Ipswich’s cenotaph in Christchurch Park, veterans, serving troops, local dignitaries and members of the public stood in honour of all those who have lost their lives serving their country in conflicts across the World.
Spontaneous bursts of applause echoed as the crowds displayed their outpouring of respect.
Laying the first wreath at the base of the cenotaph was the Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk, Lord Tollemache on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, followed by the Mayor of Ipswich Jane Chambers on behalf of the people of Ipswich.
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Ipswich MP Ben Gummer, leader of Ipswich Borough Council Liz Harsant and chair of Suffolk County Council Eddy Alcock also laid wreaths.
Lorraine McClure and her brother Allan McClure laid a wreath in memory of Lorraine’s son Aaron, who died while serving with the Royal Anglians in Afghanistan in 2007, in tribute to all those who have lost their lives post-1945.
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Addressing the congregation The Reverend Paul Hamlet said: “We pray for all who suffer as a result of war, the injured and disabled, the mentally distressed, the homeless and the refugees.
“For all who have lost their livelihoods and security and for those who mourn. “We pray for the armed forces of the Crown, all who serve on land, sea and in the air - especially those from this town and county, gone from among us to serve their country.”