Jarrow pays tribute to war heroes as new memorial unveiled
Jarrow stood silent to pay tribute to its fallen war heroes as a new memorial was unveiled in their honour.
A service was held to mark the public unveiling of the All Wars Memorial, at Jarrow Town Hall.
The plaque is on the front of the Town Hall, and will serve as a permanent reminder of all those from Jarrow who have sacrificed their lives for their country, during all conflicts.
The service, on Saturday, was led by the Mayor of South Tyneside, Coun Alan Smith.
The Mayor laid a wreath as a mark of respect during the ceremony.
He told of his ‘honour’ at unveiling the tribute to Jarrow’s war heroes.
He said: “The people of South Tyneside, young and old, always greatly support events such as this and as Mayor, I was honoured to unveil this new war memorial.
“This plaque will provide the town with a lasting legacy to all of those local people who have fought bravely and died in conflicts around the world.
“It will also provide the community with place where they can pay their respects and reflect.”
He added: “It was a poignant event, giving residents the opportunity to honour our local heroes and the sacrifices they made for their country and local community.”
The new memorial was funded through the Jarrow Community Area Forum.
Forum chairman, Coun Jim Perry, described his pride at the plaque, which will be a ‘permanent reminder’ of all those who have lost their lives in conflicts.
Coun Perry said: “I am really pleased that the Jarrow Community Area Forum has been able to fund a permanent reminder of all of the men and women from Jarrow who have scarified their lives for their country during all conflicts.
“People will be able to view the memorial for many years to come thanks to its public display outside of Jarrow Town Hall.”