Town marks Armistice Day

Armistice Day commemoration
Armistice Day commemoration

A two minute silence was held to commemorate Armistice Day in Skegness in honour of the nation’s war dead.

People gathered at the town’s war memorial to pay their respects in memory of the service personnel who had scarified their lives in armed conflict.

Prayers were led by the Rev Christine Anderson and the Last Post played by Jackie Parkin.

Skegness MP Matt Warman, representatives of the Skegness Branch of the Royal British Legion and Skegness Infant Academy pupils Taylor McCallum and Zoe Miller laid wreathes.

Mr Warman said: “Looking at the number of people here this is a town that does not want to forget. It is really positive to get teachers to bring their pupils out for the occasion and demonstrates those positive traditions of remembrance are going to be well maintained.”

Skegness Infant Academy principal Sue Roy said: “For us as a school, it is important to carry on with this because we are losing the people who lived through the Second World War and we need to understand the importance of conflict and that people gave their lives for us.”

The occasion commemorates the end of the First World War on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, when in 1918 when the guns fell silent along the Western Front.