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Cornwall Remembers: Video and pictures from parades and services across the county this Remembrance Sunday

By CMJoshBarrie  |  Posted: November 10, 2013

  • Remembrance Sunday in Torpoint

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Thousands of people across Cornwall this morning paid their respects to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in battle.

Remembrance Sunday parades and services are being held today and earlier, a two minute's silence was observed at 11am.

In Penzance, the parade saw a march through the town, with members of the public joining veterans and service personnel to commemorate those lost.

Mayor Phil Rendle and other councillors assembled at St John's Hall at 10.40am before making their way to Chapel Street Methodist Church for the town's Sunday service.

The parade then continued to the war memorial at Battery Rocks for the laying of wreaths.

Torpoint, home of Naval training base HMS Raleigh, paid its respects with personnel from the base, civic leaders and members of the public laying wreaths at the cenotaph.

This week the Commonwealth War Graves Commission appealed to communities to learn more about their local war dead.

Christopher Jackson, the chairman of Truro Royal British Legion, agreed but said he had seen evidence this year that children were becoming more knowledgeable.

He said: “This year I have noticed that children seem to be more informed than they have been in the past.

“All the children who wear poppies know what they have got them for.

“It’s important we all pay our respects because I don’t think we would be here without them.”

At Truro hundreds turned up to watch Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, Colonel Edward Bolitho lay a wreath on the cenotaph, before a military parade to the city's cathedral.

Jack Tarr, a former sergeant major in the 7th Parachute Regiment, who served in Northern Ireland, said: "I think it's a day where the whole country should stand still and remember those people who gave their lives for them.

"I think today is very important for serving members, ex-members like us, to remember the people we’ve lost over the years."

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