Scores of people attended the Remembrance Sunday services on Kingston’s Memorial Square last week.
It was an opportunity to commemorate the Armed Forces in both Britain and the Commonwealth, as well as their families, and the vital role they have played.
The procession started at approximately 11am when the Queen’s representative, followed by Kingston mayor Sushila Abraham, laid the first two Wreaths.
Policemen, volunteer police cadets and sea cadets were all geared up for the important national day. War veterans such as Tim Wood were also in attendance. Wood served as a captain in the British army, and came to the services “to remember those even more than one does normally”.
Members of Kingston’s All Saints Church Choir the mayor, along with the public, payed tribute to those who have lost their lives as a result of conflict or terrorism.
Rt. Revd Richard Cheetman, the Bishop of Kingston, said: “Remembrance is a vital and deep time for many of us. We reflect on our human capacity, its strains, concerns and strengths. We look ahead to work for justice, reconciliation and peace.”
Revd William Allberry from All Saints Church named thirty Kingston’s veterans whom “we still honour and remember today”.
The gloomy day on which the order of service took place ended with a march-past to the Guildhall where the mayor took the salute.