Remembrance Sunday 2016: Lowestoft unites in service at War Memorial

PUBLISHED: 16:39 13 November 2016 | UPDATED: 14:02 15 November 2016

Lowestoft Remembrance parade_ 13.11.16_Mick Howes

Lowestoft Remembrance parade_ 13.11.16_Mick Howes

Mick Howes

The community came together in Lowestoft today, as the annual Remembrance Sunday parade and service was held.

Around 2,000 people, young and old, lined the streets of England’s most easterly point, as the parade marched from Claremont Pier to the Royal Plain War Memorial.

The main service began at 10.45, with crowds including ex-military personnel, emergency services continents, young organisations and community groups.

Mayor Nick Webb and councillor Mark Bee were both in attendance, and two Ormiston Denes pupils - Lauren Benjamin and Hubert Czubaj each read a poem - ‘In Flanders Field’ and ‘Why I Wear A Poppy’.

Wreaths were laid at the memorial, and two minutes of silence were observed as the town paid its respects to the fallen heroes of war.

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