Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday are always important days in the calendar, but particularly in cities like Hereford with such a military background.
Once again, hundreds of people attended the Remembrance Parade in St Peter’s Square in Hereford, with similar parades taking place across the county, including in Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.
Two minutes silence were impeccably observed across the county, and those taking part in the parades were a credit to the city, county and their country.
Hereford City Council’s John Marshall once again oversaw a fabulous parade in Hereford, that even the constant rain and drizzle couldn’t dampen.
Photographer Cameron M-Hill Photography captured photos of the event, with a small number of them below. For the full album, please visit the Your Herefordshire Facebook page.
Elsewhere, Leominster remembered the fallen, with a beautiful service.
Photos taken by Virginie Alexandra Jacquet.
Withington village near Hereford also held a service of Remembrance.
Photos taken by Carole Smith.
On Saturday, Lee Simms from Hereford visited eleven local war memorials, in an eleven mile run, before heading to St Peter’s Square for the two minutes silence.
Along the way, friends joined Lee to offer their support. What a fabulous way to remember the fallen.
Elsewhere, in the first Remembrance Sunday service since the Coronation in May of this year, His Majesty The King was joined by Members of The Royal Family, the Prime Minister, senior politicians, defence chiefs and faith leaders to mark the Armistice of the First World War and all other conflicts involving British and Commonwealth forces.
Around 10,000 veterans and 800 Armed Forces personnel members from all three services marcher past the Cenotaph on Sunday, with thousands more members of the public lining Whitehall in London to pay their respects.
Remembrance Sunday is a time of extraordinary unity as communities gather to remember all those who have died on our behalf.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said:
“The courage and commitment shown by our servicemen and women, both today and throughout the generations that came before them, is humbling and I know many across the country will be honouring their memory today in quiet reflection.
“Recent events have served as a stark reminder that we cannot take the hard-earned peace we live in for granted, which is why I am honoured to lay a wreath on behalf of the nation in the memory of all those that have lost their lives defending our country and the values we hold so close.
“I am determined to ensure we never forget the ultimate sacrifice they have made.”