Remembrance 2016: Hundreds honour the war dead across Hemel Hempstead

Veterans, members of the Royal British Legion and civic guests congregated at the bandstand for a poignant ceremony on Sunday.

Monday, 14th November 2016, 9:38 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 5:01 pm
Remembrance Sunday at Boxmoor Memorial, Hemel Hempstead. PNL-161113-122449009

They were joined by local dignitaries including Hemel Hempstead MP Mike Penning at the bandstand before they marched down to the war memorial in Boxmoor.

There was a march to the memorial before wreaths were laid and a service was held inside St John’s Church.

Services were held across the country to honour those killed in war as part of Remembrance Sunday.

Remembrance Sunday at Boxmoor Memorial, Hemel Hempstead. Dacorum Mayor Robert McLean PNL-161113-122413009

A two minute silence marks the end of the First World War which were observed during on November 11, and on Armistice Day itself.

Remembrance Sunday at Boxmoor Memorial, Hemel Hempstead. PNL-161113-122401009
Remembrance Sunday at Boxmoor Memorial, Hemel Hempstead. PNL-161113-122349009
Remembrance Sunday at Boxmoor Memorial, Hemel Hempstead. Bomber Command veteran Roy Briggs wearing his medals as well as his father's. PNL-161113-122259009
Remembrance Sunday at Boxmoor Memorial, Hemel Hempstead. PNL-161113-122337009
Remembrance Sunday at Boxmoor Memorial, Hemel Hempstead. PNL-161113-122325009
Remembrance Sunday at Boxmoor Memorial, Hemel Hempstead. Paul Burr played the Last Post PNL-161113-122234009
Remembrance Sunday at Boxmoor Memorial, Hemel Hempstead. Dacorum Mayor Robert McLean PNL-161113-122413009
Remembrance Sunday at Boxmoor Memorial, Hemel Hempstead. PNL-161113-122401009
Remembrance Sunday at Boxmoor Memorial, Hemel Hempstead. PNL-161113-122349009
Remembrance Sunday at Boxmoor Memorial, Hemel Hempstead. Bomber Command veteran Roy Briggs wearing his medals as well as his father's. PNL-161113-122259009
Remembrance Sunday at Boxmoor Memorial, Hemel Hempstead. PNL-161113-122337009
Remembrance Sunday at Boxmoor Memorial, Hemel Hempstead. PNL-161113-122325009
Remembrance Sunday at Boxmoor Memorial, Hemel Hempstead. Paul Burr played the Last Post PNL-161113-122234009