Following a service at Holy Trinity, Washington Village, Sharon was honoured to join the Washington Branch of the Royal British Legion, Local Elected Representatives, Churches and the people of Washington to remember our service men and women who have died in the service of their country.
The Deputy Lord-Lieutenant of Northumberland, was on Duty to greet the Parade of Serving and Ex-Service Personnel, Cadets, and Emergency Services, Volunteer and Youth Brigades and Charities. Many wreathes were laid by relatives and loved-ones of those who have died in recent campaigns.
During the service, children placed over 300 crosses in the newly-opened garden of remembrance next to the war memorial, which was consecreated in August 2014 by the Bishop of Jarrow, The Rt Revd Mark Bryant, to mark the Centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.
The Miners' Banners of Washington Glebe, Usworth and F-pit, were also paraded alongside those of the Services and the British Legion on behalf of the Bevan Boys, who served in the coal mining and heavy industries in service of their country during the war.
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