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South Tyneside Remembers the Fallen

Communities across South Tyneside came out in force over the weekend as Remembrance events were held to honour those who died in conflict while serving their country.

Hundreds of people joined civic dignitaries, veterans and their families, as well as uniformed organisations, to gather for the Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday, which took place across the Borough.

The largest parade and service was held in South Shields on Remembrance Sunday. The Mayor of South Tyneside, Councillor Olive Punchion, led tributes with a parade from the Town Hall to the War Memorial at Westoe, where she laid a wreath alongside other individuals and organisations.

She also led tributes on Armistice Day at a service at the Merchant Navy Memorial in Mill Dam.

The Mayor said: "It was a real honour and privilege to lay wreaths on behalf of the people of the Borough, to join local people in remembering all those who lost their lives in conflicts, past and present, and saluting our Armed Forces community.

"These events are occasions to reflect and pay tribute to all those who have sacrificed so much for this country and given their lives for the freedoms we enjoy today.

"It was wonderful to see communities coming together for quiet and dignified reflection and showing so much support at events across South Tyneside."

Remembrance services also took place in Hebburn, Jarrow, Cleadon, Whitburn and East Boldon.

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