Despite the poor weather, the residents of Huntington showed a real community spirit as they came together on Remembrance Sunday to honour and remember those who sacrificed their own lives for all.
After a poignant and thoughtful service, led by Reverend Chris Blunt of St Luke’s Church, veterans of the armed forces proudly led the parade along Chester Road to the Memorial where local residents came out of their houses and lined the pavements to show their respect.
Once reaching the memorial in Highlanders Way, pupils from both Huntington Community Primary and Bishops’ Blue Coat CE High School read fitting tributes before wreaths were then laid by the entire community including Major Rob Agnew of the Mercian Regiment, Huntington Brownies and Guides through to Huntington Seniors.
In a touching tribute, young children were also invited to lay poppy seeds at the Memorial as a permanent reminder of all those who sacrificed their lives and a gesture in which the children will be able to look at the poppies they planted and remember.
Chairman of the parish council councillor Roy Shelton remarked, “It is a time to remember all of those who gave so much for so many. This event shows how strong our Huntington Community is.”
These words were echoed by army veteran Richard Amery who said, “This is such a great turnout. I’m so proud to be part of Huntington on a day where Huntington remembered and thanked those who gave their tomorrow so we could have today.”