Remembrance Sunday service pays respects to fallen heroes

Published: Sun 14th November, 2021

Serving and former members of the Armed Forces came together with residents and organisations in Loughborough to pay tribute to our fallen heroes on Remembrance Sunday.

People gathered for the service in Queen’s Park to see the Remembrance Service and parade.

Silence fell at 11am following a rendition of The Last Post, as people remembered those who gave their lives for this country.

The service was held at the Carillon Tower, the town’s war memorial.

The Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Paul Baines said: “It was a great honour as Mayor of Charnwood to attend the Remembrance Sunday event and to remember our fallen heroes.

“We remembered those who fought and died for our country in conflicts and recognise those incredibly brave people who made the ultimate sacrifice.

“Following last year’s message for residents to stay at home – I was so pleased to see so many people in Queen’s Park, paying their respects and remembering military and civilian servicemen and women.”

Last year’s service was held amid national Covid restrictions when people were asked to mark the occasion from home. This year, residents were welcomed back to attend the service.

The service was led by Reverend Wendy Dalrymple, Chaplain, Royal British Legion, Loughborough Branch.

The parade route changed this year due to ongoing work in the town centre for the Bedford Square Regeneration Scheme with the salute taking place outside the park entrance gates in New Street.

Other Remembrance Sunday, services also took place across the borough with an Armistice Day service also occuring on Thursday November 11 at the Carillon Tower.

Charnwood Borough Council live-streamed the Remembrance service on Facebook and you can view the full stream by visiting: https://www.facebook.com/charnwoodbc