Picture roundup: Communities join to ensure ‘We will remember them’

Mildenhalls residents were joined by USAF and British military personnel at their Remembrance Sunday parade Picture Mark Westley ANL-161113-234710009
Mildenhalls residents were joined by USAF and British military personnel at their Remembrance Sunday parade Picture Mark Westley ANL-161113-234710009
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In towns, villages , schools and military bases across West Suffolk we remembered them.

On Armistace Day on Friday and Remembrance Sunday, people gathered to remember those who gave their lives for their country, whether it was a century ago in the trenches or more recently in Afghanistan.

Culford Preps head girl Holly Reynolds and head boy Dean Hafermann place crosses in the garden of remembrance ANL-161114-145817001

Culford Preps head girl Holly Reynolds and head boy Dean Hafermann place crosses in the garden of remembrance ANL-161114-145817001

In Mildenhall traffic came to a halt on the A1101 as people gathered around the war memorial.

They ranged in age from children to residents of Mabbs Hall, wearing their medals while laying a wreath on behalf of the care home.

They were joined by large contingents from the USAF bases.

Thetford’s parade began in Riverside Walk and made its way to Market Place for the service at which the town’s roll of honour was read aloud.

The Stowmarket Boys Brigade Band leads the Remembrance Sunday parade through the town 
Pictures: Stowmarket Camera Club ANL-161115-131936001

The Stowmarket Boys Brigade Band leads the Remembrance Sunday parade through the town Pictures: Stowmarket Camera Club ANL-161115-131936001

Stowmarket’s parade, which included service people from the Army’s Wattisham Flying Station, went from Red Gables to St Peter and St Mary’s Church for a service.

After that they marched on for wreath laying at the town’s Memorial Gates.

All the units at Wattisham Flying Station took part in an Armistice Day parade on Friday with their families.

Many schools held events that day, including Culford School who were joined by former pupils who had been in the services.

Thetford's Remembrance Sunday parade
Picture: Studio Five ANL-161115-131505001

Thetford's Remembrance Sunday parade Picture: Studio Five ANL-161115-131505001

Residents of Davers Court care home in Bury St Edmunds were joined by the Mayor of St Edmundsbury, Julia Wakelam, and members of the armed forces for a special Remembrance Day service which included unveiling a memorial to commemorate British service people.

The marble book monument was organised by Kate Wilkinson, who has a relative in the home, and supported by a donation from Suffolk County Councillor,Trevor Beckwith.

Click here for Bury St Edmunds’ parade pictures and video.

Personnel gathered to pay their respects at Wattisham Flying Stations observation of the Armistice Day silence ANL-161111-160139001

Personnel gathered to pay their respects at Wattisham Flying Stations observation of the Armistice Day silence ANL-161111-160139001

Remembrance Sunday parade in Stowmarket
Picture Stowmarket Camera Club  ANL-161115-131911001

Remembrance Sunday parade in Stowmarket Picture Stowmarket Camera Club ANL-161115-131911001

Stowmarket's Remembrance Gates after the Remembrance Sunday parade 
Picture Stowmarket Camera Club ANL-161115-131859001

Stowmarket's Remembrance Gates after the Remembrance Sunday parade Picture Stowmarket Camera Club ANL-161115-131859001

Culford School's senior head girl Natasha Day hangs a poppy wreath ANL-161114-145828001

Culford School's senior head girl Natasha Day hangs a poppy wreath ANL-161114-145828001

USAF service people join Mildenhall's Remembrance Sunday
parade 

Picture Mark Westley ANL-161113-234342009

USAF service people join Mildenhall's Remembrance Sunday parade Picture Mark Westley ANL-161113-234342009

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Mabbs Hall care home resident, wearing his own and a relative's medals, after laying a wreath on behalf of the home 
at Mildenhall's war memorial Picture Mark Westley ANL-161113-234403009

A Mabbs Hall care home resident, wearing his own and a relative's medals, after laying a wreath on behalf of the home at Mildenhall's war memorial Picture Mark Westley ANL-161113-234403009

Great Heath and St Marys Academies' pupils lay their wreaths at Mildenhall 
Picture Mark Westley ANL-161113-234414009

Great Heath and St Marys Academies' pupils lay their wreaths at Mildenhall Picture Mark Westley ANL-161113-234414009