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Remembrance Sunday in Nottinghamshire

Thousands of residents across the county were out in force for this year’s Remembrance Day commemorations.

From Sutton and Skegby to Selston and Huthwaite to Kirkby – residents ensured record numbers paid their respects.  There was church services, parades and walks to remember those who gave so much.

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Councillor Jason Zadrozny, Leader of Ashfield District Council said,

 

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“After last year’s cancelled commemorations due to COVID-19, it was brilliant to see so many people coming out to remember those who gave so much.  I attended the event on Kirkby and it was packed full of residents young and old.

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“I was proud to lay the wreath for Ashfield District Council alongside veterans and other community groups.  Speaking to my fellow councillors across the District – it’s clear that we are seeing record turnouts today.  I’d like to thank to organisers and residents for support the events in such huge numbers.”

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Joel Meakin, event organiser for the parade and Act of Remembrance in Sutton in Ashfield said, “This was a brilliant community event attended by thousands – both in Sutton Town Centre and the Cenotaph at Sutton cemetery.  I would like to thank the small group of people who helped organise the event.  The turn-out was such that it made all the efforts worthwhile.”

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Councillor Tom Hollis attended the event in Huthwaite said, “Remembrance Sunday is always a poignant event and it was great to see the sheer volume of people paying their respects from across Huthwaite and beyond.”

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Council Chairman Arnie Hankin led commemorations in Selston – one of 3 events across the Parish.

He said, “Remembrance Day is also the most important day in our calendar.  So many people gave their lives for our freedoms and it’s so important we remember them.  There was 10 major events today and all the organisers have done a brilliant job.  Last year, Remembrance Day was so different because of COVID – this year – residents were determined to pour out to show how important remembering people’s sacrifices in past conflicts is.”

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