VIDEO: Hundreds line the streets for Remembrance Sunday

HUNDREDS of South Tynesiders lined the streets today to watch the Remembrance Sunday Parade.

The event saw veterans, cadet forces, members of the regular and territorial forces march from South Shields Town Hall to Westoe Cenotaph.

Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service at Westoe Cenotaph

Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service at Westoe Cenotaph

A service, attended by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for Tyne and Wear, Nigel Sherlock and other dignitaries including the Mayor of South Tyneside Coun Ernest Gibson was held.

Prayers were read and a two-minute silence was observed before wreaths were laid on the memorial to commemorate those who lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars and more recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Coun Gibson said: “Remembrance Sunday is all about people showing a sense of community spirit by uniting to respect fallen service people, and those who returned to their families after defending their country in conflicts around the world.”

* Don’t miss tomorrow’s Shields Gazette for more Remembrance Sunday coverage.

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