Video/Gallery: Fallen soldiers remembered across east Suffolk on Remembrance Day
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Thousands of people have turned out at Remembrance Day parades across the east of county.
Members of the armed forces, the Royal British Legion, organisations such as Scouts, the Boys Brigade and St John Ambulance, and civic dignitaries marched through a number of towns to services at churchs and war memorials.
Meanwhile members of the public lined the streets along parade routes to show their respect and remember those who have fallen in conflicts throughout history.
In Stowmarket the procession marched from Red Gables at the east end of Ipswich Street, along the main road through to Market Place at the centre of town before turning onto Station Road West and then doubling back to St Peter and St Mary’s Church.
Mayor of Stowmarket, Councillor Mrs Vera Waspe, said: “It’s a nice turn out. We need to continue doing services like this to remember the fallen, definitely.
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“Youngsters need to be told what happened during the war.”
The parade in Saxmundham takes place this afternoon at 2.45pm, processing from Market Place to the town’s Service of Remembrance at 3pm in the United Reformed Church.
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Rose Damiral-White, Branch Secretary of the Saxmundham and District Royal British Legion, said: “We’ve got a Deputy Leiutenent coming, Scouts, Guides, St John Ambulance, the fire brigade and police involved.
“And we’ve got the same number of people but different people coming on Monday. We always have a service on the Sunday and one on the 11th itself.
“We always have a huge crowd of local people there. People like to pay their respects.”
In Framlingham, Chairman of the Town Council Carolyn Youngs said so many people attened the service there wasn’t enough space in the church.
She said: “It went very well, it was very well attended.
“The church was packed and there were people outside and people on Market Hill.
“It’s essential we continue to hold Remembrance services; it’s something that older people can appreciate and hopefully we can pass that on to the younger generation.”
Hadleigh was visited a lone Apache helicopter from Wattisham which flew the length of the High Street in a traditional flypast as the parade made it’s way to St Mary’s Church.
Several hundred members of the local community turned out to support the armed forces during the Royal British Legion-organised parade and wreath-laying ceremony.
The parade initially formed outside the Royal British Legion in George Street before heading to the War Memorial on High Street for the laying of wreaths.