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North Kent remembers the fallen

PUBLISHED: 17:20 11 November 2015 | UPDATED: 17:34 11 November 2015

Veterans attend the service at Dartford War Memorial

Veterans attend the service at Dartford War Memorial

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Remembrance services were held across North Kent on Sunday

From Swanley to Gravesend, towns across north Kent fell silent to remember the fallen servicemen and women who have died since the First World War.

Among the services of commemoration, the mayor of Gravesham Mick Wenban visited Gravesend and Meopham.

He said: “It is very fitting and right that people mark these events so respectfully.

“I was particularly pleased to see recently wounded veterans who were at the Meopham service – it was poignant and a reminder of what this event is all about.”

Elsewhere councillors and the public paid their respects at ceremonies in Dartford and Higham, as well as at a parade through Swanley town centre followed by a service at St Mary’s Church.

The mayor of Dartford, Ian Armitt, said: “I was proud to see so many people at the Borough’s Remembrance Service, including Dartford’s uniformed youth groups, veterans, elected representatives, members of the local Nepalese Community and other invited guests.

“It was an honour to welcome Kent’s High Sheriff, William Alexander, and the Deputy Lord Lieutenant to remember with thanks the residents of Dartford who gave their lives in conflicts past and present. We must never forget the sacrifices made.”

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