Hitchin's Remembrance Sunday in pictures
- Credit: Martin Wootton Photography/Ickleford Parish Council
People from across Hitchin and the wider area gathered in their masses at war memorials and services on Remembrance Sunday to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives in conflict.
The marking of remembrance in 2021 holds considerable significance, as the Royal British Legion celebrates its centenary year, and as many services were scaled back last year due to the pandemic.
Hitchin and Harpenden MP Bim Afolami attended the service at St Mary's, alongside representatives from North Hertfordshire Council, including leader Cllr Elizabeth Dennis-Harburg.
He said: "It was a wonderful service at St Mary’s, and it was so moving to see Hitchin come together to honour those who have given their lives in defence of our country. I was honoured to be asked to read the lesson.
"I would like to thank Rev. Christopher Bunce for his stewardship of the service and the whole event."
Cllr Ian Albert, Chair of Hitchin Committee, also attended the service on behalf of North Hertfordshire Council.
He said: "It was a huge privilege and honour to lay a wreath on Sunday on behalf of the residents of North Herts Council area at Hitchin War Memorial.
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"In these difficult times, it was great to see so many people of all ages come to remember those who had fought on our behalf in two world wars and conflicts since then."