‘We will remember them’

Remembrance Sunday ceremony in Morpeth 2011.'at the war memorial.
Remembrance Sunday ceremony in Morpeth 2011.'at the war memorial.
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MORPETH fell silent on two special days to remember the fallen.

On Sunday, a parade led by Morpeth Pipe Band set off from the Town Hall to the war memorial for a service and the laying of wreaths at the Cenotaph to honour members of the Armed Forces who have given their lives in service to their country.

A two minutes’ silence was also held outside the Town Hall on Armistice Day on Friday.

Morpeth Mayor Phil Taylor said: “It was a good turnout from the public for both services and Morpeth Pipe Band once again did an excellent job in leading the parade.

“There were a lot of young people in attendance, which showed that people of all ages believe it’s important to show respect for soldiers who have died for our country.”

An Armistice Day ceremony organised by Northumberland County Council took place at County Hall in Loansdean.

Coun Jeff Reid, Leader of Northumberland County Council said: “It was a very moving and touching service and as always it was well attended by representatives of the Armed Forces, the emergency services and the public.”