Pukaar News – Leicester

Syston Remembers the Fallen on Remembrance Sunday

Hundreds turned out on Remembrance Sunday in Syston village in Leicestershire to remember the fallen.

 

A memorial procession led by the Syston Band started the proceedings at around 10:45am, marching from Melton Road Car Park down Melton Road to the Memorial on Central Park for 11.00am.

 

 

At the memorial, wreaths were laid and a two minute silence took place followed by the names being read out of those from Syston village who were killed in previous conflicts.

 

The procession then marched back down Melton Road, and onto St Peter and St Paul’s Church were a service was held.

 

Both young and old attended the service of Remembrance.  A lady who had travelled from Loughborough said: “Its of particular significant for me, because my Father was killed in the war, he was a Chindit in the Far East, its a very special day, I come because my Mother used to come every year, she stood here year on year and I keep up that tradition and I am very proud”

 

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