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PUBLISHED: 10:36 16 November 2010

Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service in Grove Park, WsM,

Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service in Grove Park, WsM,

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HUNDREDS of people gathered in Weston to pay tribute to the nation's war dead.

Both current and ex-servicemen and women led the parade from the High Street to Grove Park for a service to mark Remembrance Sunday.

Veterans of past conflicts, including 88-year-old World War Two servicemen Den Harrison, lined up alongside regiments representing soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq for the emotional ceremony.

Wreaths were then laid at the base of the park memorial before payers and hymns were voiced.

Chairman of the Weston branch of the Royal British Legion, Mike Pharoah, said this year’s service had a greater appeal because of ongoing conflicts.

He said: “Unfortunately mothers, dads, partners and children in our society are now feeling the impact of the casualties in ongoing conflicts.

“However, it was pleasing to see so many people pay their respects on the day.”

The legion branch estimated more than £1,000 was raised for the Poppy Appeal at the event.

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