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Thousands across the South East stop to remember the fallen

Towns and cities across the South East have stopped to remember those who gave their lives in war.

One of the biggest Remembrance Sunday events was in Worthing where around 4,000 people gathered for a parade and service.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Mayor of Maidstone, Cllr Malcolm Greer, veterans Dave Salter and Ronald Baddell, and Janet Goldsborugh-Jones of the Royal British Legion.

Armistice Day commemorated through the South

Millions across the country fell silent to commemorate Armistice Day - remembering the fallen, and the 99th anniversary of the end of World War One. Richard Slee reports.


Blind veterans including Elizabeth, 97, commemorate Armistice Day

Millions across the country fell silent this morning to commemorate Armistice Day - remembering the fallen, and the 99th anniversary of the end of World War One.

Among them were veterans at the Blind Veterans Centre in Ovingdean, and a rather special 97 -year-old lady. Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Elizabeth Sharpe-Nelson, Corporal Alan Walker and Marine Steve Nixon.

Two-minute silence in i360 Pod

The two-minute silence is observed in the i360 Pod Credit: British Airways

As the country fell silent to mark Armistice at 1100 on Saturday, 65 cadets, veterans and military personnel observed the two-minute silence at 450ft above Brighton in the British Airways i360 pod. The tower is to be lit red on Saturday evening, in an additional act of remembrance.


Blind veteran leads Armistice parade

On Armistace Day - The young joined the old - in paying tribute and remembering those who sacrificed their lives fighting for our country. Shopping centres - factories - offices and schools fell silent. Leading the service in Brighton was 100-year-old - blind veteran - Ron Freer - once a Japanese prisoner of war. Andrew Pate reports.

Great niece's tribute to World War relative

Edwina Smart from Southampton had only just found out that her great uncle's name was on the cenotaph in Southampton.

She and her mother planned to remember Edwin Thirlwell Adamson together but sadly her mother passed away.

Edwina brought a flower from yesterday's funeral to the cenotaph in Southampton this morning and said her great uncle would be proud to think that he would be remembered.

Canterbury cathedral silence observed with Book of Remembrance

The Book of Remembrance was the focal point of today's silence at Canterbury Cathedral Credit: ITV Meridian

Canterbury Cathedral observed today's silence with a Book of Remembrance.

The service was conducted by the Dean and Chapter, the Reverend Robert Willis.

The book remembers those who fell in the line of duty with the East Kent Regiment, the Buffs.

After the two minutes silence and act of Remembrance, pages in the Books of Remembrance were turned, and poppy wreaths laid by representatives of the Buffs, The Queen's Regiment, The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment and their allied Regiment, The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, the Kent Yeomanry, and the 21st Lancers.

Canterbury Cathedral remembers Credit: ITV Meridian

How the South is marking Armistice Day

The Abbey School in Faversham fall silent at 11am and remember those who fought for this country. Credit: ITV Meridian
Peter Symonds College students played the 'Last Post' and the sounding of 'Reveille' as the rest stand in silence to observe the 11am silence Credit: PSC
Oliver Hutching (L) and George Preece read (R) poems at Peter Symonds College Credit: PSC
Students from Brunswick House Primary observe the two-minute silence Credit: Brunswick House
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