Leicester Market Remembers
The city of Leicester came together on Saturday 10 November, to remember servicemen and women, past and present, at Leicester Market’s service of remembrance to mark Armistice Day.
The annual service saw people from across the city join shoppers and traders at Leicester Market to observe an impeccable two-minute silence at 11.00am, to remember the sacrifices made by those that have served to protect our country.
This year’s service was an especially poignant one, as 2018 marks the 100th anniversary since the end of the First World War, which saw close to 900,000 members of United Kingdom military personnel lose their lives in combat.
Conducted by the Reverend Canon Karen Rooms of Leicester Cathedral and attended by Deputy Lord Mayor of Leicester, Annette Byrne; the period of silence was preceded by a bugler sounding ‘The Last Post’ before the Market came to a silent standstill.
Everybody at Leicester Market would like to thank those who attended and everybody for observing the period of silence as we remembered.