Remembrance Sunday 2019: Littleborough
Date published: 10 November 2019
Photo: SKW Events
Littleborough Remembrance Sunday 2019
Crowds gathered in Littleborough on Sunday (10 November) to pay their respects at the Remembrance Sunday service, honouring those who died serving their country.
A reading of the Gathering opened the service, before those gathered sang the hymn, ‘O God our help in ages past’.
The Exhortation followed as 11am struck:
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.
The Last Post was sounded by a bugler and standards lowered for the two-minute silence. Standards were raised after the Reveille, followed by prayers.
Wreaths were laid by the Lord Lieutenant, civic VIPs, representative of regular forces, representatives of territorial and reserve forces, representative of ex-service associations, representatives of uniformed public and voluntary services, representatives of cadets and youth organisations, and the vicar of Littleborough.
The Kohima Epitaph was read by a veteran before hymns and the National Anthem.
The Blessing closed the service, and the parade returned to Hare Hill Park via the same route where the band performed.
All photos: SKW Events
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