Hundreds pay their respects for war sacrifice
PEOPLE gathered in Macclesfield on Remembrance Sunday to pay their respects.
Veterans, cadets and serving soldiers, sailors and airmen were joined by dignitaries at Macclesfield Town Hall to stand in silence and lay wreaths.
A parade marched through the town along Brunswick Street, the Market Place and Mill Street before a service at the Cenotaph at Park Green.
A wreath laying ceremony will be followed by the Service of Remembrance.
Two minutes’ silence was held at 11am is held to represent the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, when the guns of Europe fell silent.
Speaking after the event Macclesfield MP David Rutley said: “It was good to see such a positive response from the community once again. It was a real honour to be there.”
Coun Janet Jackson, who represents Macclesfield central ward on Cheshire East Council, said: “The parade was the longest we have ever seen.
“There were so many organisations such as the cadets and scouts wanting to get involved. Someone counted around 600 people at the Cenotaph which is really impressive.”