Hun­dreds pay their re­spects for war sac­ri­fice

Macclesfield Express - - REMEMBRANCE - STU­ART GREER

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.”

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