The County Remembers

10 Nov 2017

Members of the public  joined staff, Northumberland County Councillors and ex servicemen for a Remembrance Day Service at County Hall in Morpeth earlier today ( Friday   November 10.)

War veterans and representatives of the RAF, Royal British Legion, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, RAF Boulmer and emergency services  joined together  to help commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war.

To mark the end of the First World War at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918, a two minute silence was held. A bugler from the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers  played  the Last Post.

Accompanied by a Northumbrian piper, wreaths of poppies were laid at the war memorial by Northumberland County Council civic head Councillor Anthony Murray MBE, HM Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Northumberland and representatives of the emergency services among many others.

Children from The Dales School in Blyth made their own beautiful poppy wreath especially for the occasion and came to the service to lay it  at the war memorial.