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South Tyneside Remembrance Services

Communities across South Tyneside paid tribute to the nation’s war heroes at a series of Remembrance services on Sunday.

Services in South Shields, Jarrow and Hebburn all took place on Sunday morning.

South Tyneside Council Leader Cllr Tracey Dixon, Chief Executive Jonathan Tew, Deputy Lord Lieutenant Lt General Robin Brims, and South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck, attend Remembrance Sunday Service at Westoe Cenotaph, South Shields.

The Mayor of South Tyneside, Councillor John McCabe said: “These events are an opportunity for people to come together for a quiet and dignified reflection to pay their respects and remember all those who have sacrificed so much for this country and given their lives for the freedom we enjoy today.

“It is also a chance to salute those armed forces personnel who are still on active service around the world today. We hope that people will attend one of the many events taking place across the Borough.”

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the First World War ended and people all over the world observed a two-minute silence to show their respect and to remember the fallen.

The Leader of South Tyneside Council, Councillor Tracey Dixon lead the tributes in South Shields on Remembrance Sunday, where a parade will left South Shields Town Hall at 10.30am and marched along Westoe Road to Westoe Cenotaph for a service at 10.55am.

Remembrance Sunday takes place on the second Sunday of November each year to commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war, specifically since the First World War.

Traditionally poppies are worn as a symbol of remembrance and as a sign of respect and wreaths of poppies are laid on war memorials.