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Mayor expresses gratitude to war veterans as Bromley honours the fallen

PUBLISHED: 14:15 14 November 2016 | UPDATED: 17:05 16 November 2016

Remembrance Day in Bromley     Photos: Keith Larby

Remembrance Day in Bromley Photos: Keith Larby

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Remembrance services were held throughout the borough at the weekend All photos: Keith Larby

The mayor has expressed his gratitude to the borough’s war veterans after remembrance ceremonies were held across Bromley at the weekend.

The mayor and mayoress attended the remembrance service at Bromley Parish Church on Sunday, before moving on to the war memorial for a wreath-laying ceremony in honour of those who fought and died in the two world wars and subsequent conflicts.

Services were held at churches across the borough, with residents turning out to pay their respects in Biggin Hill, Chislehurst, Orpington and elsewhere.

Mayor of Bromley Ian Payne said: “Every year on Remembrance Sunday, it is an opportunity for all of us to stand in silent reflection and remembrance of those who stood against an oppressor, on our behalf.

“It is also a time that we can reflect on the tragedies of the world and our communities. This year, like many others, we have done just that - in the winter sunshine, stood still and remembered with pride.

“For all the veterans who live in the borough, who have been involved in all conflicts old and new, I want to say a sincere thank you on behalf of us all - we owe them a great debt of gratitude.

“Finally, a thank you to all the cadet forces and military personnel who have supported, not just the mayor at the war memorial in Bromley, but all the other memorials around the borough where local councillors have represented the mayor. It is and has been appreciated.”

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