For your tomorrow, we gave our today. Remembrance Sunday in Wisbech 2017
PUBLISHED: 10:29 13 November 2017 | UPDATED: 11:54 13 November 2017
The town stood in silence to honour the fallen for the 2017 Wisbech Remembrance Sunday.
Cadets from 272 (Wisbech) Squadron ATC and Cambridgeshire ACF Corps of Drums, joined the parade through the town to the war memorial where there was a short service.
The two minute silence was observed followed by the laying of wreath after which the parade led to a service at St Peter’s and St Paul’s Church.
Mayor Steve Tierney said: “I was so proud of the town of Wisbech and its fine people.
“Remembrance in Wisbech is a special ceremony. The folk of this town know how much was sacrificed and there is always a large crowd gathered to pay proper respects to the fallen.
“It was wonderful to see so many young people also, turned out as cadets or with their families. Several generations all united in their gratitude, thanks and respect for the people who gave their lives in order that we are able to live ours in safety and peace.
“As a biting cold wind swept through the Market Place, some of the very young cadets were clearly cold. They stood stalwart nonetheless and were unmoved. Their parents must be immensely proud of these fine young people.”
NE Cambs MP Steve Barclay said: “It was an honour to lay a wreath at Wisbech War Memorial in remembrance of all those who have fallen in the Great War and subsequent wars.”