THEY came to the cathedral church of the county town to remember.
From young soldiers in desert fatigues to elderly widows burdened by the passing of years but with memories of loss undimmed, they gathered with countless others for that most poignant of silences.
Whether they fell in Ypres or the Somme, Alamein, North West Europe, the Far East, Korea, Northern Ireland, Iraq or Afghanistan, the service of the fallen to their country there and elsewhere was commemorated.
Civic figures, including the Lord Mayor of Chester, Cllr Brian Bailey, and the Chairman of Cheshire County Council, Cllr Steve Wilkinson, the military, the clergy and the Royal British Legion joined families and relatives in the act of remembrance in the cathedral grounds.
After the 11th hour passed, the streets of the ancient garrison city resounded as the parade marched to the Town Hall for the salute.