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We remembered them...

Next year marks the centenary of the beginning of the First World War and on Sunday those who sacrificed their lives in the name of peace over the past 99 years were remembered in Boston.

Boston Borough Councillor James Knowles was on hand to record the poignant event with these photographs.

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The service was conducted at the War Memorial in Boston's Memorial Gardens by The Rev Chris Wedge, when the customary two-minutes silence was observed

Cllr Knowles said: "It was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop. After the wreaths were laid, the procession returned to the Stump for the main service, which was very moving."

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After the service, Mayor of Boston, Cllr Paul Kenny, took the salute as representatives of the armed forces marched past, along with the Deputy Mayor, Cllr Paul Goodale, The Rev Wedge, Boston Borough Council's strategic director Rob Barlow and the president of the Boston branch of the Royal British legion.

Cllr Kenny said afterwards: "I want to thank the Royal British Legion Association for organising the splendid Remembrance Day service at the war memorial on Sunday and the service for Armistice Day on Monday. I was delighted to see such a large turnout on both days and it was delightful to see so many of our young people in our uniformed organisations taking part.

"This shows that the people of Boston and its communities wish to show their respect to all those who served our country and to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice with their lives. It made me feel very proud as the Mayor of Boston to be with so many people on such important events as Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day."