Remembering the Fallen

Posted by: Press team on 11 November 2021 09:32

Communities gathered today (Thursday 11 November) as Armistice Day services were held across South Tyneside to honour those who died in conflict while serving their country.

A number of services were held to mark the sombre occasion with civic dignitaries, veterans and their families, uniformed organisations and members of the community coming together for quiet reflection.

The Mayor of South Tyneside, Councillor Pat Hay and Mayoress, Jean Copp, led tributes in Monkton Village with a parade from the Lord Nelson pub to the War Memorial for a service. The Mayor laid a wreath alongside other organisations and individuals.

Armistice Day services were also held in South Shields at St Stephen's Church in Mile End Road, the Merchant Navy Memorial at Mill Dam and the War Memorial at West Park.

The Mayor said: "It was a real honour and privilege to play a part in this year's Armistice Day services, to pay my respects on behalf of the local community and remember all those who have served their country.

"Once again, South Tyneside communities have shown their pride in those who have sacrificed so much for the peace and freedoms we enjoy today and have come together to thank those who are still in active service around the world.

"The event was one of a number of services and parades taking place across South Tyneside giving people the chance to reflect and remember not only those who fought and lost their lives in conflicts but to remember the families they left behind. They should not, and will not, be forgotten."

Services and parades are taking place in South Tyneside to mark Remembrance Sunday (14 November). For further details visit

Last modified: 15 November 2021 09:33