22nd Nov, 2017

Honouring those who served on Remembrance Sunday in Stratford

Ian Hughes 12th Nov, 2017 Updated: 13th Nov, 2017

THOSE who made the ultimate sacrifice were in people’s thoughts at the weekend.

Hundreds turned out for the annual Remembrance Sunday parade and service on a crisp autumn morning in Stratford.

Townspeople joined servicemen and women past and present, together with civic dignitaries, to honour those who lost their lives in the service of their country, from the First World War battlefields in France to the War on Terror in Afghanistan.

In a change to the commemorations this year, the Remembrance Sunday Service at Holy Trinity was held first, following the civic party procession, led by the ATC band, from the town hall.

After the church service, The Act of Remembrance – which included the two minutes silence and the laying of wreaths – was held in the neighbouring Garden of Remembrance.

The civic party, which included mayor Victoria Alcock, then returned to the town hall for the march past and salute.

Stratford Boat Club paid tribute to former members who had fallen in conflict.

The club’s thoughts were led by the president, Paul Stanton, and wreaths were laid at the memorial in the club grounds by the respective youngest and oldest members – Toby Sartain and Peter Wyatt.

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