Hundreds of people attended Burnham-On-Sea’s Remembrance Day ceremony today to honour those who have died in conflicts.
Dignitaries and veterans were joined in a parade through Burnham town centre by members of the armed forces, emergency services, local community groups, cadets, school pupils and residents.
Led by Mayor Cllr Andy Brewer, the parade of hundreds of people marched from Burnham’s Pier Street car park along the High Street, past the Princess Theatre and to the War Memorial in Love Lane.
Sunday’s remembrance ceremony was watched by a record turnout of residents besides the War Memorial.
Two minutes’ silence was held at exactly 11am followed by the playing of the Last Post by Ophelia Buckton, one of the members of the Burnham Marching Brass Band.
Wreaths were laid in remembrance as pupils from Highbridge’s King Alfred School Academy read aloud the names of the Burnham soldiers who fell in the two World Wars.
Mayor Andy Brewer told Burnham-On-Sea.com afterwards: “The town has done itself proud today. The turnout was exceptional and I thank all those who turned out to join in the parade or watch at the War Memorial. It was great to see so many young members of the community getting involved as well and respectfully marking the occasion.”
John Crosby of Burnham’s branch of the British Legion, added: “I am so pleased with how it went after months of planning. There was great co-ordination from so many different people to make it a success.”