BETWEEN 500 and 600 people attended the Malvern Remembrance Sunday parade and service.
After mustering at the Great Malvern Post Office, the parade marched to the library forecourt where a Field of Remembrance had been created last Thursday and a cross planting ceremony was held at that time.
Among those marching were the Malvern Boys and Girls’ Brigade Band, the standards, civic dignitaries, serving armed forces personnel and veterans, the police, fire and ambulance services, Sea, Army and RAF Cadets, the Scouts and the Girl Guides.
Mayor of Malvern, Coun Nick Houghton, said it was great to see so many people supporting the Remembrance Sunday Parade and also so many local youth groups being represented.
“Remembrance Sunday is an opportunity to remember the fallen but also those injured in combat.
“Unfortunately conflict is never far away and we owe a huge debt to our Armed Forces in keeping us safe.
“It was an honour for me to be at the Remembrance Service and welcome and thank people for showing support for those who have given their lives or live with life changing injuries as a result of conflict.”
The service, two-minute silence and wreath-laying then took place.
On Armistice Day last Friday, November 11, a service led by Rev Rod Corke, was held.
The service included an Act of Remembrance, the Last Post, a two-minute silence at 11am, Reveille and then the Kohima Epitaph before the laying of crosses in front of the war memorial.
It concluded with reflection, prayers and a blessing from Rev Corke.