Tributes paid to fallen heroes at Remembrance Day service

Tributes paid to fallen heroes at Remembrance Day service

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Philip Dewey

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Tributes paid to fallen heroes at Remembrance Day service
The Mayor lays a wreath at the war memorial in St Ives Road

The streets of Maidenhead were flocked with hundreds of people who paid tribute to the fallen heroes who have died while serving their country at a service yesterday.

The Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead, Cllr Colin Rayner led the Act of Remembrance at the war memorial in St Ives Road.

Wreaths were placed on the war memorial as a bugler performed the Last Post to mark the beginning of the two minutes, which was solemnly observed by the crowds.

This was followed by a service at St Mary's Church conducted by Reverend Will Stileman and a parade of organisations which included representatives from the Armed Services, Sea Cadets, Army Cadets, Air Cadets, St John's Ambulance, Scouts and Guides.

Speaking after the ceremony, the Mayor said he thought the ceremony had gone well.

"We were blessed with a good turn-out and warm weather, it made me very proud to be Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead and taking part in this special moment to recognise the dead of our soldiers.

"It was a very moving and very poignant day because we are still at war and soldiers are still losing their lives.

"It’s important to remember the sacrifices that have been made to protect our freedom."

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