In memory of the fallen
PUBLISHED: 06:00 11 November 2010
SCHOOLS, offices and streets across Somerset will fall silent at 11am today (Thurs) as people take two minutes to remember the fallen.
November 11 is Armistice Day, a time when respects are paid to those who have died during conflicts across the world.
Residents have been donning their poppies, sold in aid of the Royal British Legion in hundreds of North Somerset outlets, over the past few weeks.
Students in schools across the area have been out in force selling the bright red and black flowers for the good cause.
Poppy wreaths will also be laid during remembrance services across the area on Sunday.
A gathering will be held in Grove Park, Weston, as a mark of respect from 10.58am.
The Royal British Legion will parade from the High Street at 10.15am to the park with ex-service members, standard bearers, cadets, scouts, cubs, guides, brownies and other organisations.
Officials will also line up at the war memorial in Worle High Street shortly before 11am.
For pictures from the events see next week’s Mercury or keep an eye on this website