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Cinderford stands still to remember

By The Citizen  |  Posted: November 12, 2012

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LEST we forget.

Hundreds of people gathered at the Triangle in Cinderford yesterday to pay their respects to the town's fallen heroes.

The town centre came to a complete standstill as the last post sounded, before the two minute silence was impeccably observed at 11am.

Hymn O God our Help in Ages Past rung out at the service, prayers were read, and the National Anthem was bellowed proudly.

Tears could be seen on the faces of the veterans as cadets, councillors, firefighters, children and residents gathered to remember. Wreaths were laid at the war memorial before the procession marched, flags aloft, from the Triangle through town to the Co-op car park.

Police officers were on hand to close off roads temporarily to clear the way for the parade and residents lined the streets as the beat of the drum kept the march in sync.

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