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PUBLISHED: 17:24 08 November 2015 | UPDATED: 17:24 08 November 2015

Yarmouth Remembrance service.

Yarmouth Remembrance service.

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A sea of people descended on St George’s Park in Great Yarmouth this morning to honour and commemorate those who have been lost in conflict, as well as recognising the service of those still fighting today.

Yarmouth Remembrance service. Yarmouth Remembrance service.

The annual civic Remembrance Day service took place at the Cenotaph, and was attended by Mayor of Great Yarmouth Cllr Shirley Weymouth, Great Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis, and other dignitaries.

The service was opened by Team Rector of the Great Yarmouth Team Ministry Canon Chris Terry, who encouraged the hundreds of attendees to pray for all before the Last Post signalled the two-minute silence to remember the fallen at 11am.

Cllr Weymouth then laid a wreath on behalf of the people of the borough, and other wreaths were laid on behalf of the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force, as well as other groups including youth organisations.

Paul Williams, chairman of the Great Yarmouth Royal British Legion said the day had gone well.

Yarmouth Remembrance service. Yarmouth Remembrance service.

“It’s terrific, and it was extremely well-attended,” he said.

“I’m very proud of the Royal British Legion and I’m proud that we’re affiliated with all the groups of youngsters who are here today too.”

• See your Great Yarmouth Mercury on Friday, November 13, for more on the St George’s Park service and others, including photographs and a special 6-page Remembrance Sunday round up.

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