GALLERY: Town turns out in force for Remembrance Sunday at Soham
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Young people turned out in force to join the Remembrance parade at Soham.
Local schools all sent a representative and more youngsters than usual joined in the parade from local clubs like the Scouts and Brownies.
Colin Elsden, of the Soham branch of the Royal British Legion, said: “The people of Soham did the town proud. It was great to see so many young faces laying wreaths. Having the up coming generation getting involved makes sure the parade stays strong for years to come.
“The centenary commemorations have definitely made more people think about paying their respects on Remembrance Sunday.”
There were 30 wreaths and crosses laid during the service and involved standard bearers from groups including the US Air Force representatives from Mildenhall, army cadets, air cadets and the Royal British Legion.
Leading the service was Tim Albam Jones, the padre for Soham British Legion, in a day that joined together all churches and ministers from the town.
Poppy Appeal funds have yet to be confirmed but it is looking hopeful that it will top what was collected last year, Mr Elsden said.