The region paused at 11 o clock this morning (Monday) to remember those who have laid down their lives for their country. The anniversary of the World War One armistice, which happened 95 years ago, was marked with a two minute silence.
People across the North East and North Yorkshire stopped and paid their respects at Cenotaphs at work and in schools. See Julie Harrison's full report here.
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, people across the North East once again fell silent to honour those who have died at war. This Armistice Day marks 95 years since the end of World War One. Lucy Taylor reports:
Thousands of people across the North East have fallen silent to honour those who died in conflicts both past and present. Crowds gathered at Cenotaphs, war memorials or simply paused for 2 minutes at 11 o clock to remember the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
Durham Cathedral is preparing to welcome hundreds tonight for its prestigious Festival of Remembrance. The ceremony will be led by two of the UK's most notable military bands. Serving members of the armed forces will open tonight's service which will include a spectacular poppy drop.
Tribute will also be paid to the iconic Dambusters. Tickets are available on the doors which will open at 18 45 tonight.
An exhibition commemorating Washington’s War Memorials and those who served in both the First and Second World Wars is due to open on November 15.
More than 400 people are listed as deaths from the First World War and more than 100 from the second on the memorials. The exhibition will include letters and photographs.
"There’s been ten years of work on this project and we have found some fascination information. Finding this information makes it all worthwhile."
– Peter Welsh, the memorials group co-ordinator
“While we reflect annually at our Remembrance Services and as we look to the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, here are the lives and details of local men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.“These are the names from the memorials, and here laid before us are details of their lives. The group has completed a fascinating piece of research and I’d urge everyone from across Washington to take a few minutes and have a look.”