At the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, a flag lowering ceremony was held in Alnwick beside the War Memorial.
Veterans, residents and children of Alnwick gathered at Alnwick War Memorial to remember armed forces personnel who gave their lives in the service of their country. Councillor Geoff Watson, Mayor of Alnwick, read out Lawrence Binyon’s poem, The Fallen, followed by a 2 minute silence.
Councillor Geoff Watson said “Today’s ceremony was simple and poignant. Time passes but we must never forget.”
Alnwick’s Remembrance Sunday Service and Parade will take place on Sunday with the service at 2.30pm at St Paul’s R C Church followed by a parade to the War Memorial where wreaths will be laid.
Everyone is welcome to take part in the march to the War Memorial (which will start just after 3pm from Green Batt) or watch the wreath laying ceremony.
The Band of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers will accompany in church and lead the parade.