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Region pays respect to armed forces fallen

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.

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In Pictures: The region's tributes to its war dead

Newcastle City Centre, together with dozens of other North East cities and towns, paused at 11 o clock in honour of those who fell in wars past and present.

The service at Eldon Gardens, Newcastle city centre this morning Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Hundreds joined the short parade on a sunlit November morning Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
A soldier checks his watch as his colleagues and the public bow their heads for 2 minute silence Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
War Veterans at today's silence in Newcastle Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Serving service people joined war veterans to honour their fallen colleagues Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Meanwhile in Sunderland, the public was lead by war veterans and serving service people in a moving ceremony.

Sunderland's service at 11 o clock this morning Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
The Sunderland service was attended by hundreds who paid their respects Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

North East falls silent to remember our war dead

Thousands in the region wore the symbol of respect for the nation's war dead Credit: ITV News

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.

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Hundreds expected at Durham's Festival of Remembrance

Durham Cathedral where our war dead will be honoured tonight Credit: ITV News

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.

South Tyneside pupils to remember the fallen

Schoolchildren in South Tyneside will be laying wreaths in South Tyneside to remember those lost as war.

Pupils from Lord Blyton Primary School and Laygate Community School, South Shields, will place the wreaths in honour of John Simpson Kirkpatrick.

The Mayor and Mayoress will also lay a wreath on Remembrance Sunday at Westoe Cenotaph.

Washington remembers 500 war dead

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.”

– Councillor John Kelly, Washington City Council
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