People come together and fall silent for Remembrance Sunday services across Norfolk

The standards are lowered as the last post is played at the Royal British Legion and the Great Yarmo

The standards are lowered as the last post is played at the Royal British Legion and the Great Yarmouth Borough Council's Remembrance Service in St George's Park. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Thousands of people have come together in Remembrance Sunday services across the region.

Umbrellas up as the rain pours down at the Royal British Legion and the Great Yarmouth Borough Counc

Umbrellas up as the rain pours down at the Royal British Legion and the Great Yarmouth Borough Council's Remembrance Service in St George's Park. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

In Great Yarmouth prayers were led by Rev Canon Simon Ward at the war memorial in St Georges Park.

The Salvation Army band play at the Royal British Legion and the Great Yarmouth Borough Council's Re

The Salvation Army band play at the Royal British Legion and the Great Yarmouth Borough Council's Remembrance Service in St George's Park. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

A marching band made its way through town led by veterans and youngsters from the local cadet organisations before ending up in the park.

Veterans at the Royal British Legion and the Great Yarmouth Borough Council's Remembrance Service in

Veterans at the Royal British Legion and the Great Yarmouth Borough Council's Remembrance Service in St George's Park. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Hundreds gathered to pay their respects despite heavy rain.

The Mayor, Kerry Robinson-Payne, lays a wreath at the Royal British Legion and the Great Yarmouth Bo

The Mayor, Kerry Robinson-Payne, lays a wreath at the Royal British Legion and the Great Yarmouth Borough Council's Remembrance Service in St George's Park. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Rev Ward told the crowds: 'We will remember them, in sunshine, or in rain.'

The standards are lowered as the last post is played at the Royal British Legion and the Great Yarmo

The standards are lowered as the last post is played at the Royal British Legion and the Great Yarmouth Borough Council's Remembrance Service in St George's Park. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017


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He added: 'We commit ourselves to work for reconciliation between the nations, that all people may, together, live in freedom, justice and peace.

The rain ruins the paper programmes at the Royal British Legion and the Great Yarmouth Borough Counc

The rain ruins the paper programmes at the Royal British Legion and the Great Yarmouth Borough Council's Remembrance Service in St George's Park. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

'We pray for all who in bereavement, disability and pain continue to suffer the consequences of fighting and terror.

Rev Simon Ward speaks at the Royal British Legion and the Great Yarmouth Borough Council's Remembran

Rev Simon Ward speaks at the Royal British Legion and the Great Yarmouth Borough Council's Remembrance Service in St George's Park. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

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'We remember with thanksgiving and sorrow those whose lives in world wars and conflicts past and present, have been given and taken away.'

Umbrellas up as the rain pours down at the Royal British Legion and the Great Yarmouth Borough Counc

Umbrellas up as the rain pours down at the Royal British Legion and the Great Yarmouth Borough Council's Remembrance Service in St George's Park. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Hundreds were led in remembrance in Norwich city centre at events to mark Armistice Day.

The Mayor, Kerry Robinson-Payne, and dignitaries ready to lay wreaths at the Royal British Legion an

The Mayor, Kerry Robinson-Payne, and dignitaries ready to lay wreaths at the Royal British Legion and the Great Yarmouth Borough Council's Remembrance Service in St George's Park. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

On Sunday morning the cenotaph opposite City Hall was thronged with veterans, cadets and leading figures in local life who paid tribute to the fallen of conflicts through the years.

 A standard bearer at the Royal British Legion and the Great Yarmouth Borough Council's Remembrance

A standard bearer at the Royal British Legion and the Great Yarmouth Borough Council's Remembrance Service in St George's Park. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Led by The Rev Canon Ian Bentley, a minute silence was observed at 11pm ahead of a military parade through the centre of the city.

Youngsters stand with standards in the rain at the Royal British Legion and the Great Yarmouth Borou

Youngsters stand with standards in the rain at the Royal British Legion and the Great Yarmouth Borough Council's Remembrance Service in St George's Park. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Those who attended said it had been a poignant service and stressed the fallen of world conflicts should never be forgotten.

Youngsters stand with standards in the rain at the Royal British Legion and the Great Yarmouth Borou

Youngsters stand with standards in the rain at the Royal British Legion and the Great Yarmouth Borough Council's Remembrance Service in St George's Park. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Stephen Felton, 63, served with the Royal Anglia Regiment in Northern Ireland between 1973 and 1979.

The parade arrives at St George's Park, Great Yarmouth, for the Royal British Legion and the borough

The parade arrives at St George's Park, Great Yarmouth, for the Royal British Legion and the borough council's Remembrance Service. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

'I have lost mates in most conflicts,' he said. 'Days like today are extremely important which is why we make sure we come every year.

The parade arrives at St George's Park, Great Yarmouth, for the Royal British Legion and the borough

The parade arrives at St George's Park, Great Yarmouth, for the Royal British Legion and the borough council's Remembrance Service. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

'I have only missed one year through ill health when I couldn't walk. It has been a very good turnout and it is very important.'

Remembrance Day in Norwich. Picture: Dominic Gilbert

Remembrance Day in Norwich. Picture: Dominic Gilbert - Credit: Archant

Thousands attended the Remembrance Sunday wreath laying at King's Lynn's Tower Gardens.

Remembrance Day in Norwich. Picture: Dominic Gilbert

Remembrance Day in Norwich. Picture: Dominic Gilbert - Credit: Archant

Veterans and serving service personnel marched into the park from the Town Hall, led by a civic procession.

Remembrance Day in Norwich. Picture: Dominic Gilbert

Remembrance Day in Norwich. Picture: Dominic Gilbert - Credit: Archant

West Norfolk Mayor Carol Bower read the exhortation: 'They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them or the years condemn.'

Remembrance Day in Norwich. Picture: Dominic Gilbert

Remembrance Day in Norwich. Picture: Dominic Gilbert - Credit: Archant

After a bugler played the Last Post and the crowd observed two minutes' silence, dignitaries, representatives of the armed services, veterans' associations and other groups laid their wreaths.

Remembrance Day in Norwich. Picture: Dominic Gilbert

Remembrance Day in Norwich. Picture: Dominic Gilbert - Credit: Archant

After a hymn and prayers led by the Revd Canon Christopher Ivory, vicar at Lynn Minster, the parade marched to the minster for a Remembrance service.

Remembrance Day in Norwich. Picture: Dominic Gilbert

Remembrance Day in Norwich. Picture: Dominic Gilbert - Credit: Archant

Remembrance Day in Norwich. Picture: Dominic Gilbert

Remembrance Day in Norwich. Picture: Dominic Gilbert - Credit: Archant

Armistice Day in Norwich, November 11, 2017. Picture: Alarm Media

Armistice Day in Norwich, November 11, 2017. Picture: Alarm Media - Credit: Archant

Armistice Day in Norwich, November 11, 2017. Picture: Alarm Media

Armistice Day in Norwich, November 11, 2017. Picture: Alarm Media - Credit: Archant

Armistice Day in Norwich, November 11, 2017. Picture: Alarm Media

Armistice Day in Norwich, November 11, 2017. Picture: Alarm Media - Credit: Archant

Armistice Day in Norwich, November 11, 2017. Picture: Alarm Media

Armistice Day in Norwich, November 11, 2017. Picture: Alarm Media - Credit: Archant

Armistice Day in Norwich, November 11, 2017. Picture: Alarm Media

Armistice Day in Norwich, November 11, 2017. Picture: Alarm Media - Credit: Archant

Armistice Day in Norwich, November 11, 2017. Picture: Alarm Media

Armistice Day in Norwich, November 11, 2017. Picture: Alarm Media - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people paid their respects on Remembrance Sunday in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Hundreds of people paid their respects on Remembrance Sunday in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people paid their respects on Remembrance Sunday in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Hundreds of people paid their respects on Remembrance Sunday in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people paid their respects on Remembrance Sunday in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Hundreds of people paid their respects on Remembrance Sunday in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people paid their respects on Remembrance Sunday in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Hundreds of people paid their respects on Remembrance Sunday in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people paid their respects on Remembrance Sunday in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Hundreds of people paid their respects on Remembrance Sunday in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

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