EVENTS to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country brought together people of all ages across the Boston area.
Armistice Day was marked on Friday at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month – and made all the more poignant this year – being the 11th of the century.
Ceremonies held in Boston and surrounding villages commemorated all those who gave their lives in the First and Second World Wars and more recent conflicts.
On Friday and Sunday two-minute silences were held at Boston War Memorial with poppy wreaths being laid. The Sunday ceremony was followed by a Remembrance Day church service at the Stump. On Saturday a ceremony was held in Bicker – at the site where a Lancaster plane crashed. Wreaths were also laid at RAF Coningsby and East Kirkby.
“It was marvellous and humbling to see so many people on both days, the town was virtually silent during the two-minute silences,” said the vicar of Boston, Canon Robin Whitehead.
He added: “The church was packed out for the Remembrance Sunday service with many coming to pay their respects – particularly in light of current events in the world.”
l For pictures of the Memorial and Remembrance Service Parades see this week’s paper.