Thousands turn out to remember the fallen in services across south Essex

Southend Standard: Veterans marching at the cenotaph in Southend Veterans marching at the cenotaph in Southend

THOUSANDS of people turned out to remember the fallen men and women of the armed forces in services across south Essex today.

Parades took place through Basildon town centre, Castle Point and at the Cenotaph in Southend.

Wreaths were laid at all memorials and hymns were sung and prayers given at ceremonies throughout south Essex.

In Southend, thousands joined together at the cenotaph to remember our war dead.

Hundreds more attended services in Basildon, Wickford, Rayleigh and Canvey.

For a full round up on your area see tomorrow's Echo.

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1:55pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Eric Whim says...

given on the speical today


eh?
[quote]given on the speical today[/quote] eh? Eric Whim
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4:10pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Sean4u says...

Eric Whim wrote:
given on the speical today


eh?
Prayers were on special today. Normally you have to sign up for a lifetime contract, but anybody could have one today.
[quote][p][bold]Eric Whim[/bold] wrote: [quote]given on the speical today[/quote] eh?[/p][/quote]Prayers were on special today. Normally you have to sign up for a lifetime contract, but anybody could have one today. Sean4u
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4:19pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

Just three of us at Southend Cemetary! The memorial garden was immaculate and it meant a great deal!!
Just three of us at Southend Cemetary! The memorial garden was immaculate and it meant a great deal!! Olivia2847
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4:22pm Sun 11 Nov 12

John T Pharro says...

Sean4u wrote:
Eric Whim wrote:
given on the speical today


eh?
Prayers were on special today. Normally you have to sign up for a lifetime contract, but anybody could have one today.
Please don't belittle a day so important for a spelling mistake.
I attended the service at the Paddocks on Canvey. It was packed out with people wanting to show their respect and thanks for all those who gave their lives or were injured physically and mentally. That is what today is about.
[quote][p][bold]Sean4u[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eric Whim[/bold] wrote: [quote]given on the speical today[/quote] eh?[/p][/quote]Prayers were on special today. Normally you have to sign up for a lifetime contract, but anybody could have one today.[/p][/quote]Please don't belittle a day so important for a spelling mistake. I attended the service at the Paddocks on Canvey. It was packed out with people wanting to show their respect and thanks for all those who gave their lives or were injured physically and mentally. That is what today is about. John T Pharro
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4:27pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Eric Whim says...

John T Pharro wrote:
Sean4u wrote:
Eric Whim wrote:
given on the speical today


eh?
Prayers were on special today. Normally you have to sign up for a lifetime contract, but anybody could have one today.
Please don't belittle a day so important for a spelling mistake.
I attended the service at the Paddocks on Canvey. It was packed out with people wanting to show their respect and thanks for all those who gave their lives or were injured physically and mentally. That is what today is about.
I am of the opinion that the published spelling mistake and grammatical inaccuracy do more to belittle the day than my pointing them out.
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sean4u[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eric Whim[/bold] wrote: [quote]given on the speical today[/quote] eh?[/p][/quote]Prayers were on special today. Normally you have to sign up for a lifetime contract, but anybody could have one today.[/p][/quote]Please don't belittle a day so important for a spelling mistake. I attended the service at the Paddocks on Canvey. It was packed out with people wanting to show their respect and thanks for all those who gave their lives or were injured physically and mentally. That is what today is about.[/p][/quote]I am of the opinion that the published spelling mistake and grammatical inaccuracy do more to belittle the day than my pointing them out. Eric Whim
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4:49pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

Lets shut this down by saying that more care should have been given when the article was written ....
Lets shut this down by saying that more care should have been given when the article was written .... Olivia2847
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4:51pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Eric Whim says...

Olivia2847 wrote:
Lets shut this down by saying that more care should have been given when the article was written ....
i agree
[quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: Lets shut this down by saying that more care should have been given when the article was written ....[/p][/quote]i agree Eric Whim
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5:35pm Sun 11 Nov 12

John T Pharro says...

Eric Whim wrote:
Olivia2847 wrote:
Lets shut this down by saying that more care should have been given when the article was written ....
i agree
So do I.
[quote][p][bold]Eric Whim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: Lets shut this down by saying that more care should have been given when the article was written ....[/p][/quote]i agree[/p][/quote]So do I. John T Pharro
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6:39pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Shoebury_Cyclist says...

On Remembrance Day, remember that it is the soldier's job to do their duty. It is the citizen's job to make sure that when our government puts our soldiers in harm's way, it is always for a good reason. Our soldiers have always done their job. They have always done their duty. We have not.
On Remembrance Day, remember that it is the soldier's job to do their duty. It is the citizen's job to make sure that when our government puts our soldiers in harm's way, it is always for a good reason. Our soldiers have always done their job. They have always done their duty. We have not. Shoebury_Cyclist
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7:36pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

Shoebury_Cyclist wrote:
On Remembrance Day, remember that it is the soldier's job to do their duty. It is the citizen's job to make sure that when our government puts our soldiers in harm's way, it is always for a good reason. Our soldiers have always done their job. They have always done their duty. We have not.
I feel you have to make your feelings more clearer - perhaps your own personal feelings are that our soldiers should not be there, and in many ways I agree. The government have betrayed them in many ways - is that what you meant?
[quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: On Remembrance Day, remember that it is the soldier's job to do their duty. It is the citizen's job to make sure that when our government puts our soldiers in harm's way, it is always for a good reason. Our soldiers have always done their job. They have always done their duty. We have not.[/p][/quote]I feel you have to make your feelings more clearer - perhaps your own personal feelings are that our soldiers should not be there, and in many ways I agree. The government have betrayed them in many ways - is that what you meant? Olivia2847
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1:02pm Tue 13 Nov 12

knobwash says...

The moron trying to be clever commenting about spelling grammar etc. What a sad life you lead by trying to demean an important and emotional day
The moron trying to be clever commenting about spelling grammar etc. What a sad life you lead by trying to demean an important and emotional day knobwash
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