HONOURED: Community gathers to remember the fallen
UXBRIDGE hosted two memorial events on Friday and Sunday, with the weekend seeing a special Remembrance Sunday service in St Margaret’s Church.
There was also a parade through the town centre and a service was held at the Uxbridge War Memorial in The Old Graveyard.
The service was attended by residents, local leaders and young people’s groups.
Friday’s event in Uxbridge was held at the Civic Centre with a two minute silence at 11am.
Mayor of Hillingdon John Hensley said: “On this solemn day we have gathered together to honour the soldiers, sailors, airmen and women, who have served and continue to serve, our country. We pay tribute to the sacrifice made by generations of military personnel for the protection of our fundamental values and thank them for our freedom.
“We have always answered the call to stand up for freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
“Our commitment to these values is unswerving and we can be rightly proud of the work of our brave service personnel.
“Their courage and devotion to duty inspires us all.”
LAYING WREATHS: Among those at the Uxbridge Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday was (above, second from left) council leader Ray Puddifoot
HONOURED: Crowds gather to see Hillingdon mayor John Hensley and other dignitaries pay tribute during the Remembrance service