It is always a humbling experience to be at St Laurence Church on Remembrance Sunday as we come together as a community to remember those who fought and died for the freedoms we hold so dearly.
'Fading away like the stars in the morning.
Losing their light in the glorious sun.
Thus shall we pass from the earth and its toiling
Only remembered for what we have done.
Only remembered, only remembered
for what we have done.'
Father Michael used these haunting words from War Horse to encourage us all to remember and work for peace.
Our Mayor Cllr Fran Sutton was joined by former Mayors Allen Wales, Pammi Taylor and Christine Lloyd in reading out our all too long list of names of those from Frodsham who died in more than a century of conflict.
It was wonderful to see so many youngsters take prominent roles this morning. I think it is so important that our youngsters grow up appreciating how fortunate they are to live in a wonderful caring place like Frodsham.
Lynn and I laid a wreath with these words from From the Fallen by Robert Laurence Binyon written in 1914:
They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them no the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
we will remember them. We will remember them.
|assembling before the wreath laying ceremony|
|Lynn and I laid a wreath|
|Cllr Fran Sutton Mayor of Frodsham|
|Our PCSO Neil Flanaghan|