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Date published: 11th November 2020
North Norfolk District Council’s Chief Executive, Leader of the Council and Chairman of the Council have laid down wreaths to pay respect on behalf of all residents in North Norfolk, to those who gave their lives in service of this District and this country.
The Chairman of the Council, Cllr. Dr Clive Stockton, read out an excerpt from Flanders Field, written by Lieutenant Colonel. John McCrae:
“In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.”
The Leader of the Council read out the ‘Ode of Remembrance’ by Laurence Binyon;
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn”
Wreaths were then placed at the Poppies in Steel sculpture.
“In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we might live in freedom and peace”
- The staff of North Norfolk District Council
“In memory everlasting to the fallen of all wars and conflicts. Let us resolve to create a world of peace”
- On behalf of all members at NNDC
“In remembrance of those we have lost”
- On behalf of the Chairman and Residents of North Norfolk
In previous years, the Council would mark the occasion with a memorial service for Members, Officers and representatives from local groups, with living or descendant servicemen from North Norfolk. In light of the lockdown, the Council lays a wreath on behalf of all, and supports the individual effort of those following the #RememberAtHome movement.
You can view a full list of local memorials in Norfolk here, if you wish to pay respect locally.
Last updated: 11th November 2020