Hundreds gather to pay their respects at St Geroge’s Park Remembrance Sunday service

PUBLISHED: 12:59 13 November 2016 | UPDATED: 14:09 13 November 2016

Crowds of people gather in St George's Park Great Yarmouth for Remembrance Sunday

Crowds of people gather in St George's Park Great Yarmouth for Remembrance Sunday


Hundreds of people packed into St George’s Park this morning to pay their respects to the fallen heroes of war.

A large crowd gathered around the Cenotaph for the town’s annual Remembrance Sunday service, led by rural dean Rev John Kinchin-Smith.

Great Yarmouth Brass band set to mood, as crowds began to gather, and by 10.50am the park was packed, as the service began.

Members of the military, scouting movement and police cadets were among those who paraded into the area, gathering with members of public around the Cenotaph.

Just before 11am the Last Post was played, followed by two solemn minutes of silent reflection, which was observed by all in attendance.

Following the silence, wreaths were laid on behalf of the Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and several other organisations.

There were then prayers, hymns and poetry read, including a reading of the ‘Inquisitive Mind of the Child;’.

Addressing the service, Rev Kinchin-Smith said: “Remembrance Sunday is a day for thinking about those who gave the most a person can give - their lives.

“We remember with thanksgiving and sorrow those whose lives, in world wars and conflicts past and present, have been given and taken away.”

Collection buckets for the Royal British Legion were carried around during the final hymn, before the service finished with the National Anthem.

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