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A Remembrance Day service was held this last Friday with the largest turnout of school children and college students since it began.

A two-minute silence was held by pupils, students and members of the public paying their respects at Boston War Memorial to those who fought for our country.

The service was also held to commemorate the opening of Boston garden of remembrance by the Mayor of Boston, Cllr Stephen Woodliffe.

The event was held by the Boston Branch of the Royal British Legion and the service was taken by the Service and Branch Chaplain, Rev Alyson Buxton.

She said: "We come here together on this day to remember all those from Boston and the surrounding villages who have served and continued to serve Her Majesty's Armed Forces and especially those who have died in service to our country in conflicts around the world where peace and liberty have been put at risk.

"We continue to rejoice in the freedom which they sought to safeguard and are humbly mindful of the sacrifice they made, often many thousands of miles away from their homes.

"We pray for them that they may find fulfillment in God's eternal kingdom, and that we, and all the people of our lands may continue to dedicate our lives to the cause of justice and righteousness for which they died."

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Remembrance Sunday was marked with a short service at the war memorial in Memorial Gardens, Boston, and a wreath laying ceremony followed by a service at St Botolph's Church. There will be a parade and march past of Royal Air Force Coningsby squadron saluting outside WH Smiths in Wide Bargate.

Polish residents paid their respects on Armistice Day

Polish residents of Boston gathered at the town's war memorial in Memorial Gardens to honour and remember servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Second World War. They also commemorated Polish independence in 1918. The flag of the Polish Air Force Association was paraded. Polish airmen fought alongside British airmen, especially during the Battle of Britain. The Polish forces as a whole are considered to have been the fourth largest Allied army opposing Germany in Europe. Approximately six million Polish citizens died during the Second World War. Mayor and Mayoress of Boston, Cllr Stephen Woodliffe and Mrs Catharine Woodliffe and members of Boston Branch of the Royal British Legion attended the solemn and peaceful event in Boston on the evening of Armistice Day (November 11).

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The Mayor of Boston visits the First World War memorial to pay his respects, with the day marking the end of the First World War.