People come together and fall silent for Remembrance Sunday services across Norfolk
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Thousands of people have come together in Remembrance Sunday services across the region.
In Great Yarmouth prayers were led by Rev Canon Simon Ward at the war memorial in St Georges Park.
A marching band made its way through town led by veterans and youngsters from the local cadet organisations before ending up in the park.
Hundreds gathered to pay their respects despite heavy rain.
Rev Ward told the crowds: 'We will remember them, in sunshine, or in rain.'
He added: 'We commit ourselves to work for reconciliation between the nations, that all people may, together, live in freedom, justice and peace.
'We pray for all who in bereavement, disability and pain continue to suffer the consequences of fighting and terror.
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'We remember with thanksgiving and sorrow those whose lives in world wars and conflicts past and present, have been given and taken away.'
Hundreds were led in remembrance in Norwich city centre at events to mark Armistice Day.
On Sunday morning the cenotaph opposite City Hall was thronged with veterans, cadets and leading figures in local life who paid tribute to the fallen of conflicts through the years.
Led by The Rev Canon Ian Bentley, a minute silence was observed at 11pm ahead of a military parade through the centre of the city.
Those who attended said it had been a poignant service and stressed the fallen of world conflicts should never be forgotten.
Stephen Felton, 63, served with the Royal Anglia Regiment in Northern Ireland between 1973 and 1979.
'I have lost mates in most conflicts,' he said. 'Days like today are extremely important which is why we make sure we come every year.
'I have only missed one year through ill health when I couldn't walk. It has been a very good turnout and it is very important.'
Thousands attended the Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at King's Lynn's Tower Gardens.
Veterans and serving service personnel marched into the park from the Town Hall, led by a civic procession.
West Norfolk Mayor Carol Bower read the exhortation: 'They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them or the years condemn.'
After a bugler played the Last Post and the crowd observed two minutes' silence, dignitaries, representatives of the armed services, veterans' associations and other groups laid their wreaths.
After a hymn and prayers led by the Revd Canon Christopher Ivory, vicar at Lynn Minster, the parade marched to the minster for a Remembrance service.