Tributes to the fallen
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.”