Hatfield Remembrance Service in pictures
PUBLISHED: 13:23 13 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:25 14 November 2017
Huge crowds gathered in Hatfield yesterday to remember and honour those who paid the ultimate price for our liberty.
The service, organised by Hatfield Town Council, took place at The Hatfield War Memorial Gardens opposite Hatfield Railway Station.
Veterans, Hatfield residents and children from clubs such as Brownies and scouts paraded from the Red Lion to the Memorial Garden, which was led by a piper and drummer, followed by the service.
The Armistice service and yesterday’s service were attended by Hatfield Town Council leader Lenny Brandon and Hatfield mayor James Broach.
Hatfield Town Council leader Lenny Brandon said: “Thank you to the people of Hatfield for making Sunday’s Parade and Service of Remembrance respectful, dignified and well attended.
“And for showing due respect to the fallen, ensuring they will never be forgotten.
“We must never ever forget those who have paid the ultimate price for our liberty.”
Dennis Parrott, 85, of Hatfield, who was part of the 23rd Field Ambulance Service for the Paras and was in the Suez Canal conflict in Egypt, proudly marched in the parade.
Dennis’ granddaughter Linda Brooks said: “He always takes so much pride in doing the march and said yesterday that he will continue to do them as long as can.”
Leader of the borough council councillor John Dean, who attended the Hatfield service, said: “Remembrance Sunday is a time for reflecting, and gives everyone the chance to pay their respects to all the service people and civilians who lost their lives during World War One, World War Two, and subsequent conflicts.
“It’s important we continue to show our gratitude to all the brave men and women, and I was proud to see the local community come together, wearing their poppies, to pay their respects and honour those serving our country today.”