Tributes to the fallen

Coventry Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE - By ELIS SAND­FORD News Re­porter news@trin­i­tymir­

HUN­DREDS of peo­ple gath­ered for a poignant ser­vice to hon­our the fallen at the an­nual Re­mem­brance Day ser­vice in Coven­try.

Held in the shadow of the im­pos­ing ceno­taph in the beau­ti­ful sur­round­ings of Coven­try’s War Me­mo­rial Park, the ser­vice was led by The Right Rev­erend Dr Christo­pher Cocksworth, the Bishop of Coven­try.

Pay­ing trib­ute to ser­vice­men and women who have lost their lives in the two World Wars and other con­flicts, his com­ments were also trans­lated into Ger­man for vis­i­tors from Kiel for the 50th an­niver­sary of the two cities’ twin­ning.

Most of the naval port city of Kiel was de­stroyed by al­lied bomb­ing dur­ing World War Two.

Also watch­ing were mem­bers of the pub­lic, vet­er­ans, mem­bers of the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion, and var­i­ous army, navy and air force units.

A two-minute si­lence was held at 11am be­fore wreaths were laid at the base of the ceno­taph.

The salute was taken by Coven­try’s Lord Mayor, Cllr Tony Skip­per, who said: “The Re­mem­brance Day Ser­vice will al­ways be im­por­tant, as it helps us re­mem­ber, hon­our, and pay our re­spects to all those who have lost their lives due to wars or armed con­flict.”

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