At The Marygreen Manor, We Will Remember Them…

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As you’re no doubt aware, today is Remembrance Sunday, the day on which we remember the sacrifices of those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Today we held a two-minute silence in honour of our fallen heros but as always, we weren’t the only ones. Parades and services were being held all over our wonderful county of Essex so we thought we’d have a little roundup of just some of the wonderful services we got to see and enjoy.

Chelmsford – The Chelmsford Remembrance Sunday Service and Parade took place at the War Memorial in Duke Street, outside the Civic Centre. The service featured a rendition of the Last Post along with the two-minute silence and finished with a march along the Rainsford Road before heading back to the War Memorial once again.

Billericay – Billericay also held a service outside of their War Memorial in the high street after an act of worship took place at the Emmanuel Church on Laindon Road. Here wreaths were laid before a two-minute silence was held.

Brentwood – Not ones to be outdone, our fabulous town of Brentwood held a spectacular parade and service once again at Liberty Square outside Brentwood School. The parade was accompanied by the fantastic Brentwood Imperial Youth Band, after a service and wreath laying, along with the two-minute silence. The parade left the war memorial and made it’s way to the high street via Shenfield at which point the Lord Lieutenant of Essex, Lord Petre, took a salute.

From Colchester to Southend, Hockley to Maldon, there wasn’t a single town in Essex that wasn’t honouring the fallen on Remembrance Day and what’s more, the crowds and crowds of people turning out to witness the parades was simply phenomenal. It’s days like today, that we couldn’t be more proud to be part of such a grand and respectful county and in honour of those we remember today, we’d like to share this poem…

 

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them.” – For the Fallen – Laurence Binyon

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