Mayor wants show of support

The Mayor of Boston has urged as many people as possible to turn out to honour those who fell this weekend.

Cllr Judith Skinner said: “We have a fine tradition in Boston and the villages of the borough of remembering and honouring all those who were, and are, casualties of conflict around the world, but especially the fallen of the two world wars.

“Remembrance Day was originally created to mark the cessation of conflict on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the First World War.

“This Remembrance Day falls on the Sunday that this time is also the 11th day of the 11th month and marks the centenary of the end of the First World War, so it has extra special meaning and poignancy.

“We will also be rededicating the First World War Centenary Memorial in Boston’s Memorial Gardens which was erected through public subscription to mark the centenary of the beginning of the First World War four years ago.

“This will give extra meaning to this year’s ceremony and I would like to see as many people as possible attend to add to the tradition of honouring all those who have secured the freedoms we all enjoy today.”