North East falls silent to remember our war dead

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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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