PHOTOS: Exmouth honours the fallen on Remembrance Sunday

Exmouth fell silent on Remembrance Sunday to remember those who gave their lives for their country.

Wreaths of poppies were laid at the town’s war memorial, and prayers said  for the fallen, as scores gathered for to pay tribute to the brave men and women who did not come home from war, and those killed in recent combat.

Veterans stood shoulder-to-shoulder with dignitaries, members of the armed services and the young, coming together at 11am to stand for a two-minute silence at The Strand war memorial, in honour of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice while fighting for their country.

The town’s parade was led by Exmouth Town Concert Band, setting off from Manor Gardens to the town centre war memorial.

Standard bearers, local children, RNLI volunteers, representatives of the armed forces, cadet forces, auxiliary services and many of the town’s clubs and organisations, all paid tribute to Exmouth’s fallen heroes.

At 11am, maroons were sounded and standards were dipped.

The haunting sound of The Last Post brought a lump to the throat of the war veterans remembering fallen comrades, and those families remembering loved-ones who never returned home.

Buglers sounded the Reveille and standards were returned to the carry position ahead of prayers and wreath laying.

Scroll down to see photos of how Exmouth, marked Remembrance Sunday 2019.

Photos of Exmouth’s Remembrance Sunday 2019 © Jason Sedgemore Photography 

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