Whittlesey falls silent to remember the fallen on Armistice Day
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Whittlesey fell silent to remember the fallen on Armistice Day today (Wednesday).
Residents gathered, albeit socially distanced, at the town’s war memorial as they held a Two-Minute Silence.
Families and friends lined the streets as wreaths were laid and salutes were given to remember those who lost their lives in combat.
Children from Sally Day Care Childminding Services as well as current and former Standard bearers were in attendance during the Act of Remembrance.
Meanwhile, Helping Whittlesey handed more than £2,200 raised from over 10,000 knitted poppy displays to the Whittlesey branch of the Royal British Legion.
A spokesperson for Helping Whittlesey, said: “When help was asked for, 120 members of the community joined together to support Helping Whittlesey. This resulted in children in pre-school, local groups, crafters and people in care homes all making poppies.
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“We are humbled by the way the community has come together to remember our past. Thank you to all those that gave their time to remember the debt we owe.”
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