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ST OSYTH REMEMBERS ITS
WAR DEAD



Gathered around the village war memorial stand representatives of the village
organisations and those charged by their fellows, to lay poppy wreaths on behalf
of those who have died in the armed forces since the beginning of
the First World War in 1914.


The second Sunday of November is Remembrance Sunday.  At 11am men, women and children all across Britain hold a two minute silence to remember the millions who have died in war.  In London at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, the Royal Family, dignitaries from our Commonwealth Countries, religious leaders and politicians assemble to lay their wreaths, followed by a march past of ex-servicemen.

The solemn ceremony began in the Church of St Peter and St Paul the Parish Church, and was led throughout the morning by the Reverend Martin Flowerdew, Vicar of St Osyth. The silence was observed during our religious service



Mr Basil Hutley spoke the Exhortation: - "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them"



The ‘Last Post’ was played on the trumpet by Ann Headworth from the Clacton-on-Sea Cooperative Band. The Silence ended when she played ‘Reveille’. After wreaths were laid Basil spoke the Kohima Epitaph:"WhenYou Go Home,Tell Them Of Us And Say,For Your Tomorrow,We Gave Our Today"



With the Royal British Legion Standard born by Johnnie Austin, Martin read the service prayers, some read jointly together with the congregation.



The Village Primary School Choir, who sang with the Church Choir and the congregation for most of the service, sang the final hymn alone, from the steps of the altar.



The Choir, with Martin Flowerdew walking in the road, led the procession from the Church to the Village War Memorial. (The church is the central building behind the procession)



A view of the public assembling at the War Memorial before the service,
taken from the The Bury/Mill Street.



With heads bowed in prayer, Martin leads the dedication of the wreaths
about to be laid by village groups















The seven pictures above show the build up of wreaths laid around the memorial from military personnel (first two pictures), the Parish Council who’s wreath was laid by Chairman Sonia Granthan (third picture), organisations such as the WRVS (fourth picture), Youth groups (fifth picture), The Scout Group (sixth picture) and lastly the local Conservative Association laid by Ron Walker, District Councillor. 



Picture taken at the conclusion of the service and shows two sides of the memorial.

After the service the public will often place a cross or wreath in
memory of their own loved ones.

16/11/08


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