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Veterans are among those paying their respects at Islington’s Remembrance Day ceremonies

17 November, 2017 — By Emily Finch

Members of the armed forces and police officers at Upper Street. ALL PHOTOS: ROBERT BURBIDGE

HUNDREDS gathered to pay their respects to the war dead on Sunday during Islington’s annual Remembrance Day ceremonies.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was present at one of the three services which took place in the borough and spoke to the dozens gathered at Manor Gardens. The memorial day marks the end of the First World War in 1918.

Veterans pay their respects at Manor Gardens

“It is right that on this day we reflect on the human costs of war and the sacrifices made by our veterans in conflict and peacekeeping over many years,” said Mr Corbyn.

Islington Mayor Cllr Una O’Halloran laying a wreath at the permanent memorial in Islington Gree

He added: “In doing so we must commit to providing proper and continuing support to our armed forces, veterans and their families. Their welfare, as with all our people, must be our driving concern.”

Jeremy Corbyn speaking at Manor Gardens

A procession made up of members of the armed forces alongside police officers made its way down Upper Street after meeting outside the Town Hall. The Mayor of Islington, Cllr Una O’Halloran, laid a wreath on the permanent memorial in Islington Green where a service took place to mark the minute’s silence at 11 o’clock.

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