Harrow falls silent to remember fallen heroes

Remembrance Sunday

In a moving and emotional Remembrance Day Service, Harrow fell silent yesterday to remember those who have died in conflict, veterans and those serving in our armed forces.

Thousands watched the parade led by  the 131 Commando Squadron Royal Engineers who were joined by the Glen Trew Pipe Ban, The Royal British Legion, Gurka Veterans, cadets, scouts, volunteers and other organisations. 

The service was led by Reverend Mark Maloney, with prayers also from Rabbi Kathleen De Magtige-Middleton, and representing all faiths in Harrow, the Harrow Interfaith Council read out the Interfaith Act of Commitment. 

Mayor of Harrow, Cllr Margaret Davine led the wreath laying ceremony, which followed with a two minutes’ silence. 

Cllr Margaret Davine said:

“It was fantastic to see all the ages, faiths and community groups come to pay tribute and remember those who gave their lives for our tomorrow. Remembrance Sunday is a time for us to reflect upon and honour veterans and serving members of our armed forces defending our country and the freedoms so many of us take for granted. I’d like to thank everyone for attending our Remembrance Day Service.”

Winning poems from the Mayor’s Remembrance Day poetry competition were also read out and both winners and runners up were later awarded with certificates in the Mayor’s Parlour. 

Photo's can be viewed here. You can also watch the video of highlights on YouTube