Hampshire remembers the fallen

Hampshire remembers the fallen

Hampshire remembers the fallen

Hampshire remembers the fallen

Hampshire remembers the fallen

Hampshire remembers the fallen

Hampshire remembers the fallen

Hampshire remembers the fallen

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Education Reporter

Click here to see more images

HAMPSHIRE has today remembered those who gave their lives for their country.

Hundreds have gathered at ceremonies around the county to pay their respects to the fallen servicemen who made the ultimate sacrifice in conflicts from the First World War through to the ongoing operation in Afghanistan.

At 11am, old and young alike fell silent for two minutes as a mark of respect for the brave men and women through the generations who have died in the line of duty.

Wreaths of traditional bright red poppies were then laid at memorials commemorating their sacrifices, while Royal British Legion standards were lowered as the Last Post rang out in the clear autumn air.

Dignitaries, veterans, politicians and religious leaders led the Remembrance Sunday services, some 94 years to the day after the original Armistice Day marked the end of the bloodshed that scarred Europe in the Great War.

Among the well-attended ceremonies this morning were those held at Southampton's cenotaph in Watt's Park, at Eastleigh's War Memorial in the Leigh Road Recreation Ground, and in Romsey's War Memorial Park.

In Lymington the service paid tribute to Southampton sailor jack Mantle posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross in the Second World War.

Elsewhere, services were also staged in, Totton, Fawley, Netley, Fareham and Botley.

Missing 44 are finally honoured - click here

Service honours Southampton sailor awarded Victoria Cross

Totton remembers the fallen

For more coverage of Hampshire Remembers see tomorrow's Daily Echo

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

3:35pm Sun 11 Nov 12

insane saint says...

we will remember them we also had over 600 at Netley today for remembrance at st Edwards church. great turn out of scouts, guides, royal British legion , family and friends thanks to all.
we will remember them we also had over 600 at Netley today for remembrance at st Edwards church. great turn out of scouts, guides, royal British legion , family and friends thanks to all. insane saint
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree