Syston Remembrance Parade

On a cold but bright Sunday 10th November the crowds lined Melton Road in preparation for the parade to move from Melton Road Car Park to the Memorial for the two minute silence in recognition of all the men and women who gave their lives for our freedom today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The photographs here show some of the parade which was led by the Syston Scout and Guide Band, followed by the Scouts standard bearers and Royal British Legion standard bearer, the Deputy Lord Lieutenant Mr Terry Eqs OBE JP, Royal British Legion Veterans, Serving Military Officers, Syston Town Council, Police, Army Cadets, Syston Twinning, W.I. Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Guides, Brownies, Rainbows.
Followed by the very large number of public. All whom came to remember those who lost their lives in conflict.
It is always good to see so many young people and families attending this important event.
Thank you to all those involved in organising the parade.
Canon Lee Francis-Dehqani. John Collis RBL read: ‘They shall grow not old, as we that are left grew old; age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn, at the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.’ Following the two minute silence, the names were read by young people from Army cadets, Scouts and Guides, as Wreaths were laid and placed on the memorial by RBL members while Syston Band played ‘The Day Thou Gavest Lord Is Ended’. Prayers were given, the Hymn ‘O God, our help in ages past’ was sung. The service finished with a blessing. The parade regrouped and marched down to the Parish church for the RBL Annual service for remembrance Sunday.