HON­OURED: Com­mu­nity gath­ers to re­mem­ber the fallen

Harefield Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - by Alexan­der Ballinger alexan­der.ballinger@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

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.”

Pho­tos by Toby Van de Velde

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

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