Peter Edwards, Maldon Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate, joined local civic dignitaries, former soldiers and the public as the nation fell silent to honour the Fallen on the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the first world war.
The commemoration ceremony which was held at the war memorial in Maldon High Street began with the laying of wreaths and was followed by the Last Post to mark the beginning of the two minute silence. After the Reveille crosses were laid by Maldon children before the parade filed into All Saints Church for the Remembrance Day Service.
After attending the Remembrance Day service Peter Edwards, Labour PPC for Maldon, said:
"I want to thank all those who helped to arrange the moving Remembrance Sunday service in Maldon.
"Yesterday's ceremony and service at All Saints was an exceptional tribute to our servicemen and women and veterans, and their families.
"I was glad to see people of all ages take part in the wreath-laying ceremony because it is essential today's children learn about and understand the sacrifices of their forebears in two world wars and several other conflicts.
"As we reflect on the loss of that generation who went to war in 1914, we are also keenly aware of those who currently serve, most notably those who are returning home from Afghanistan."