Monday, 12 November 2012

REMEMBRANCE DAY IN HUNGERFORD















What a beautiful Sunday morning in November, the warm sun shone brightly in Hungerford as the band played their instruments and the different groups of people prepared to march to the War Memorial. With Poppy Wreaths in hand and banners raised.   A beautiful old bi-plane flew low, first up and then down the High Street saluting the fallen of the many conflicts. There was a huge turnout for the Remembrance Day parade spearheaded by the Mayor of Hungerford, Martin Crane, other town dignitaries and The Royal British Legion The armed services were represented by men and women of the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force and many old soldiers.  There were children from the Sea Scouts, Cubs, Brownies Girl Guides, Hungerford Primary School and many others.  Members of the public lined-up on both sides of  the road waiting to pay their respects.  There was a wonderful display of vintage military vehicles outside Hungerford Arcade where they had a window dedicated to The Fallen.  This had brought back many memories some good and some very sad, to the many people, old and young who had stopped and looked.  It was very surprising, yet comforting to see young adults genuinely moved by everything they saw and the stories they heard!  As the Town Hall clock began to strike at 11 o'clock, the whole of Hungerford stood in silence - They Were Remembered!. 

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