ARMISTICE Day services have been held across Worcestershire to remember those who fought for their lives in both World Wars and other conflicts since.

People at work and in schools stopped for two minutes to mark the 11th hour of the 11th day.

While Worcester Cathedral held an Act of Remembrance at the county war memorial which saw hundreds of people gather to mark the anniversary.

Chairman of Worcestershire County Council, Cllr Peter Tomlinson also led a Remembrance Service at County Hall and laid a wreath along with Judith Evans, a representative of Retired Members’ Section, Unison.

The Chairman also read Laurence Binyon’s poem “For the Fallen” and was joined by Reverend Gary Molver, who read prayers and gave a blessing.  

The service was attended by staff from across County Hall, councillors and visitors from Unison and several military charities.

Kate La Barre, Armed Forces Partnership Officer at Worcestershire County Council said: “It is fantastic to see that events have been held across the county this weekend to honour the fallen and those who continue to protect us. Today’s service at County Hall was well attended, with several members of our Armed Forces Partnership group also joining staff.”

Worcestershire County Council is part of the Worcestershire Armed Forces Covenant Partnership.

You can find out more about the Armed Forces Covenant in Worcestershire here


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Students and teachers from Claines CE Primary gathered at their war memorial on Armistice Day where a service was led by Reverend Paula Honniball.

Police officers shown their respect and joined the nation for a two-minute silence at 11am to honour the fallen soldiers.

West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner, John Campion tweeted: “At the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month we commemorate #ArmisticeDay and the end of the First World War with a short service and two minutes silence @WMerciaPolice #LestWeForget.”

Remembrance Day this year marked 101 years since the end of the First World War, with a range of tributes and commemorations that took place to pay tribute to the fallen soldiers.

Claines Church held a service on Remembrance Sunday where around 400 people attended.

Jo Musson, vicar of Claines and St George’s said: “Claines Church was packed.

“It’s a significant day. We have a big marching band leading the procession through Claines.

“Lots of people take part in their uniforms. It’s a proud day for everyone.”

Yesterday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced in a tweet that a new railcard will be introduced for veterans which will give them a third off their travel.

He said: “We will continue to support veterans and recognise their service to our country.”

This year also marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day in the Second World War.