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Hundreds turn out for Armistice Day service in Diss

PUBLISHED: 11:40 11 November 2016 | UPDATED: 11:40 11 November 2016

Diss Armistice Day service. Picture: Rebecca Murphy

Diss Armistice Day service. Picture: Rebecca Murphy

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Hundreds of people took time out of their day this morning to join in the Armistice Day service held in Diss Market Place.

Diss Armistice Day service. Picture: Rebecca MurphyDiss Armistice Day service. Picture: Rebecca Murphy

The Last Post was played followed by a two minute silence, which was observed impeccably, before the crowds joined in with the national anthem.

Councillor Keith Kiddie, a Lieutenant Colonel (retired) who had a 37-year career with the Royal Fusiliers, said: “This was one of the best turn outs we have had for some time.

“It is nice to see people observe it in a respectful way. I thought it showed how well the town comes together.

“At this time you think back to all of the people who have gone before. And it certainly does bring it home to you. It is not an abstract concept when you have been in a war and seen people killed. It is very real.”

On Remembrance Sunday, the parade will leave Mere’s Mouth at 2pm, and travel up Mere Street to the war memorial where wreaths will be laid.

Following the parade will be a service of remembrance at St Mary’s Church.

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