Harlow Honours Remembrance Day


REMEMBRANCE Day brought hundreds of supportive residents to Harlow Town Park, to pay respects to those who gave their lives in the armed forces.

The annual service took place on November 12, at the Netteswell Cross War Memorial just off of School Lane, which was closed for the duration of the busy event.

The service began at 10.30am, with a parade by local cadet and scout groups, starting at Burnt Mill School and finishing at the 1914-1918 War Memorial, signalling the beginning of the Remembrance Service.

The service welcomed local dignitaries and representatives of the armed forces to lay poppy wreaths at the base of the cross. Prayers and readings were then read out to pay respect to the fallen soldiers.

Harlow MP Robert Halfon, spoke to Essex Live, and said ‘I’ve attended every year since ’99 and although every service is special, this year seemed especially so. It makes you feel so proud of Harlow and of our Country.’

Many locals also took to twitter to share their pictures of the service, Councillor Jon Clempner tweeted ‘Fantastic turnout for Remembrance Service at Netteswell Cross.’

PC Emily Cross also shared pictures of the morning, writing: ‘Beautiful moment when the sun came out from behind a cloud when the Town Chaplain said ‘they gave their tomorrow for our today.’

PC Emily Cross on Twitter

Later in the evening, the Harlow branch of the Royal British Legion held a Remembrance concert at the Harlow Playhouse, with proceeds going to the branch.

Remembrance Day was also honoured in the town centre on November 10, outside of the Civic Centre in the Water Gardens, where a huge amount of people gathered to hold a two-minute silence. The rest of the town also paid their respect on November 11, with shoppers joining the silence.

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