Town falls silent to remember the war dead

Mayor of Droitwich, Councillor Anne Taft, prepares to lay a wreath.

Poppies cover the town’s war memorial in Victoria Square.

Hundreds gather to remember the fallen.

War veteran Ricky Recardo lays a wreath.

Droitwich Spa’s Air Cadets march past the war memorial.

First published in News

HUNDREDS of people gathered at Droitwich’s war memorial as the town fell silent to remember those who have died fighting in conflicts since the First World War.

Residents of all ages stood shoulder-to-shoulder to pay their respects to the fallen on Sunday.

A host of town clubs and organisations also took part during the day, which began at 10.30am with a traditional parade into Victoria Square.

Then, at 11am, a two minute silence was observed followed by Last Post being played and the laying of poppy wreaths. Spa D-Day veteran Ricky Recardo was again amongst those who was on-hand to honour the men and women who have died in conflicts past and present.

A high number of Droitwich’s youth organisations, including the town’s air and army cadets, young firefighters, Guides, Brownies, Rainbows, Scouts, Cubs and Beavers, all played a part in the service.

After the two minute silence and the laying of wreaths in Victoria Square the parade then made its way to St Andrew’s Church for a service.

Afterwards, people were invited to the former club home of the Royal British Legion in Salwarpe Road.

Town mayor, Councillor Anne Taft, said: “A lot of people came to this year’s Remembrance Day parade.
“It was lovely to see so many people turn out to remember those who have died for our country. It was also great to see so many young people involved.”

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