Remembrance Day 2018: Blackpool falls silent in honour of war heroes

Clay Curtis
November 13, 2018

He said in his speech: "When war broke out in 1914, France, Germany and Britain in-particular called for military assistance from their expansive empires; the contribution from the colonies was vast, but sadly has been forgotten with time". He was just 21.

"We do appreciate all that you do to ensure the celebration is going on today", she told those attending the service.

Ms Sheridan wore a Land Army badge which belonged to her grandmother Valda Davies.

A serious head wound at the Somme meant he was missing part of his skull. The chaplain noted that in a response to that question in a Niagara Falls' newspaper the author wrote, "as long as those guys in war graves stay dead and I am free..." These are the people whose lives stopped and they are the reason why we are where we are.

Thousands who were marching started gathering at the Mall from 9am wearing poppies and holding their wreaths.

The president was invited to attend by the Queen, on the advice of the government.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Prime Minister Theresa May lay wreaths during the remembrance service at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall.

There were also readings delivered by the German president, Prince Charles, the prime minister, actor John Simm, and actress Sophie Okonedo.

Students, staff, and war veterans gathered in the atrium at East Sussex College Hastings on Friday 9th November for the college's annual memorial service to mark Armistice Day.

The day will conclude with a Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey which will give thanks for peace and the return of the many servicemen who came back to their families.

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Thompson, who commanded troops in Cypress, Bosnia and Egypt's Sinai peninsula, said he remembers the 25 Canadian and dozen American soldiers who died and the 100 that were injured during his time in Afghanistan in 2008 and 2009.

Earlier in the day, Ms Sturgeon laid a wreath at the Stone of Remembrance outside Edinburgh's city chambers, where more than 100 wreaths were laid, while large crowds gathered for wreath-laying ceremonies in Glasgow and Aberdeen.

Two Royal Canadian Air Force helicopters conducted a low-altitude flyby, as the first of 21 cannon blasts marked the beginning of two minutes of silence.

Later, Ms Sturgeon and the Princess Royal join around 1,000 people who attended a national service at Glasgow Cathedral to mark the end of the Great War.

She noted that she was too young to experience war but acknowledged the efforts of those who fought in the great wars gave her the freedom she now enjoys.

ADF men and women took the opportunity to pay their respects on bases in Australia and operational areas overseas.

The traditional march of Units from Regent Street, along the Parade and stopping at Euston Gardens, preceded the service.

The parade will also be able to view the poppy cascade from the top of Tamworth Castle - an impressive community project which has brought people from across the town together to make poppies out of used plastic bottles.

The day's events began with a bugler playing at Enniskillen Castle at 6am.

In Singapore, the British High Commission held a service at the Kranji War Cemetery, resting place for 3,692 casualties from both world wars.

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