To hon­our the na­tion’s fallen

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Front Page -

to­day and the rain is only a bit of mi­nor dis­com­fort for us, whereas they had four years of it in the trenches.”

Also there was mid­wife Linda Mills, 55, who lost three gen­er­a­tions of her fam­ily in the mil­i­tary, in­clud­ing great grandad and Vic­tory Medal win­ner Wil­liam Brad­shaw.

Linda, of Sud­bury in Suf­folk, said: “It’s im­por­tant to come and re­mem­ber those who gave their lives. They made a huge sac­ri­fice and it’s im­por­tant that is recog­nised. It’s a spe­cial day to be here.”

Jane Kemp, 52, travelled there from Bury St Ed­munds, Suf­folk, with hus­band Robert, 59, whose great grand­fa­ther Joseph Put­man served in the con­flict.

She said: “It’s great that so many have come. It shows how much peo­ple care.” A minute’s si­lence was ob­served im­pec­ca­bly as the Last Post was played.

The torches art in­stal­la­tion was named Be­yond the Deep­en­ing Shadow: The Tower Re­mem­bers. Four years ago the moat was filled with 888,246 ce­ramic pop­pies – one for each man and woman who died serv­ing their coun­try – to mark the cen­te­nary of the First World War’s out­break.


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