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A moments silence whilst we remember

A Remembrance Day service was held today with a large turnout of school children and college students.

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 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 fulfilment 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."

His worshipful The Mayor of Boston, Cllr Brian Rush opened the Garden of Remembrance by planting a Cross of Remembrance and school children and students laid wreaths at the foot of the memorial.

Video from the ceremony can be see here

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