Remembrance Sunday saw Beverley join other towns and cities across the nation pay tribute to those lost their lives while serving their country.
This year had the added prominence as it marked the 100th year since the end of the First World War.
Following a service at Beverley Minster, representatives of the town and region joined others laying wreaths in Hengate Gardens.
MP Graham Stuart paid tribute to those who have lost their lives while serving, he said;
“Remembrance Sunday is a day to stand together to remember the courageous men and women who have served this country, fought for our freedoms and kept us safe.”
“We will always remember those who have fallen and those who have risked their lives to protect us all. I am honoured to lay a wreath on this special day on behalf of my constituents.”
The Chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Councillor Margaret Chadwick said:
“Today we remembered the bravery of those who fought, lived and died in the First World War and we will continue to honour them.”
“On the centenary of the Armistice, we gave thanks for peace and for those that returned and remembered the sacrifice of the 800,000 soldiers who died. This is the best tribute we can make.”
Mayor Urges Residents On Remembrance Sunday to Never Forget The Sacrifices Made
Mayor of Beverley Councillor Bryan Pearson served with the Royal Air Force and represented the town. He also laid a Wreath in Hengate Gardens as people paused to remember the men who never returned.
During a First World War over 430 men from Beverley lost their lives, commenting on the day he said;
“Once again the attendance at the Minster and Hengate Gardens shows people are not forgetting those who died in defence of our nation.”
“We were very fortunate to have these brave young people defending our country, and we must never forget them.”
Beverley as a town has put a great deal of effort into commemorating the First World War. Through art, new installations and floral displays Beverley has enriched their links with the armed services.
While much emphasis has been placed on the end of the first World War. All those who lost their lives were remembered.
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