12:20pm Wednesday 14th November 2012
BEAMINSTER the town fell silent at 11am to remember those who have fought for this country.
Veterans, serving members of the armed forces, cadets and youth groups came together for a parade through the streets during the afternoon.
Former West Dorset MP Sir Jim SpicerJames Spicer said there was a remarkably good turnout.
He said: “I was glad to see so many youngsters taking part.
“If it wasn’t for the cadets and other youth groups I think the time would have come to say we are not going to do it anymore.
“It gives a tremendous sense of pride to take part in the parade.”
Sir James added: “The most important thing for me is seeing the youngsters marching along. We had tremendous support and we do need to go on remembering.
“Some families in Beaminster have several names on the war memorial in the town and lost two or three members in the world wars.
“This gives people something to think about and a way to show their support.”
The parade started at the fire station, led by the RNAS Yeovilton Volunteer Band, and was followed by a service at St Mary’s Church.
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