Silence hung over Sidmouth as the town came together to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice while fighting for their country.
Wreaths to remember the fallen were yesterday laid at Sidmouth’s war memorial, at St Giles and St Nicholas Church, and prayers said, when the town held its annual Remembrance Sunday service.
At 11am, the town fell silent in 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, as Sidmouth paid tribute to its fallen heroes.
Sidmouth’s ceremony marked the first Armistice, and 101 years since the end of World War One.
Children attending Sidmouth’s Remembrance Sunday service showed the town will never forget those who paid the ultimate sacrifice while fighting for their country.
Standard bearers, local children, representatives of the armed forces, cadet forces, auxiliary services and many of the town’s clubs and organisations, all gathered to honour Sidmouth’s war dead.
- Simon Horn took this photo of Sidmouth’s Remembrance Sunday service at at St Giles and St Nicholas Church. To order your copy, click here.
Photos of Sidmouth’s Remembrance parade by permission