BRIDGWATER NEWS: We will remember them

BRIDGWATER NEWS: We will remember them

SHOPPERS, office and shop workers and those who wanted to pay their respects gathered in King Square in Bridgwater on Saturday (November 11, 2016) to mark Armistice Day.

Crowds of people assembled for the traditional two-minute silence including many Armed Forces veterans and members of local Armed Forces groups.

Armistice Day is commemorated every year on November 11 to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of the First World War and Germany for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front which took effect at 11am – the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.

People of all ages gathered in Bridgwater for the short service of remembrance.

A lone bugler played the Last Post and standard bearers lowered their flags as the two-minute silence began before the bugler signalled the end of the silence with the playing of Reveille.

The annual Remembrance Sunday commemoration will be held on Sunday (November 12, 2017) in Bridgwater with another two-minute silence at 11am.

THE EXHORTATION

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning
We will remember them."

 THEY GAVE THEIR TODAY

“When you go Home, tell them of us and say -  For your Tomorrow, we gave our Today.”

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PHOTOS: Taken at the Armistice Day ceremony on Saturday, November 11, 2017, in Bridgwater.

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