Borough honours fallen on Remembrance Sunday

Borough honours fallen on Remembrance Sunday

by Tom Martin (November 2021)

A YEAR after  the 2020 Remembrance Day services were cancelled due to Covid, hundreds of people attended events in Southport and Formby on Sunday to pay their respects in person.

There was a strong attendance at services  held across the borough on November 14, as people both young and old came together to remember  those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defending their country.

Schoolchildren and war veterans were joined side by side as wreaths were placed at the town’s memorials and a two minute’s silence was held at 11am.

The Mayor of Sefton, councillors, Southport MP Damien Moore  and other community leaders were also in attendance at the events at Lord Street War Memorial and Holy Trinity Church in Formby.

MP Moore said: “A sombre morning at Southport War Memorial as we remember those who fought and died for our country. We must never forget the sacrifice made by all our veterans.”

Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson, who attended a service at St Andrew’s Church in Maghull, said: “Thanks to Rev Simon and St Andrew Church Maghull for inviting me to your Armistice Day service.

“Well done all the St Andrews Church of England Primary School children who took part in the readings and prayers and thank you to all school staff who are so fabulous all year round.”

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